Eustațiu Stoenescu – Portraif of a woman

Eustațiu Stoenescu – Portraif of a woman

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Eustațiu Stoenescu (b. May 14, 1884, Craiova - d. September 13, 1957, New York) was a Romanian painter. He studied at the Julian Academy and at the National School of Fine Arts in Paris with J.P. Laurens, with whom he collaborated in the execution of some tapestries and wall decorations.

Stoenescu painted genre scenes, landscapes, still lifes, remarkable for the subtlety of gray tones ("Static nature with lemon"), but he was especially a virtuoso portraitist, exceptional for the gift of laconic expression and distant vision, solemn but not lacking of expressiveness ("Amateur of paintings", 1941).

Distinguished, elegant, smiling, Eustațiu Stoenescu led a strange life, slightly romantic and still indistinct. Being a constant presence in the social circles of the time, the image of a cosmopolitan, refined and somewhat arrogant character is preserved about Stoenescu.

A very talented painter, considered by critics to be one of the greatest portrait painters of the time, Eustațiu Stoenescu entered a shadow cone after the Second World War, being almost forgotten after his death.

He came into contact with painting at the age of 15, when the French painter Leopold Durangel (1828-1898) came to his parents' house to make a portrait of his mother.

After visiting the Nicolae Grigorescu Retrospective Exhibition, opened in 1897 in Bucharest, in the hall of the Romanian Athenaeum, it is irreversibly decided to follow the same path.

He went to France with Nicolae Titulescu and studied painting. If at the beginning of the road the theme was tributary to Grigorescu, gradually Stoenescu detached himself from any influence, building a strongly personalized style.


  • 10/15 cm,
  • coal on paper,
  • signed. 

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