Nicolae Jon Grigorescu
(1838 - 1907)
Nicolae Jon Grigorescu was active/lived in Romania, France. Nicolae Grigorescu is known for tonalist, plein air painting, military battle drawings and paintings.
Biography Nicolae Jon Grigorescu
Nicolae Grigorescu was one of the founders of modern Romanian painting. He was also a writer. He was born in Pitaru, Dâmbovita County, Wallachia. In 1843 the family moved to Bucharest. At a young age (between 1846 and 1850), he became an apprentice at the workshop of the painter Anton Chladek and created icons for the church of Baicoi and the monastery of Caldarusani. In 1856 he created the historical composition Mihai scapând stindardul (Michael the Brave saving the flag), which he presented to the Wallachian Prince Barbu Stirbei, together with a petition asking for financial aid for his studies.
Between 1856 and 1857, he painted the church of the Zamfira monastery, Prahova County, and in 1861 the church of the Agapia m
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