Arthur Verona-Light

Arthur Verona-Light

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He was born on August 25, 1868, in Brăila, from a family originally from Dalmatia (Francesco Spiridon Verona and Amalia Lucovischi). He was sent by his parents to Vienna to embrace his military career. He became a dragon officer in the Austrian army. In 1894, he resigned from the army to become a painter, influenced by the secessionist movement, by Fritz von Uhde and Simon Hollosy.

In 1895, he enrolled at the Academy of Arts, in Uhde's studio. In 1897, he worked with Hollosy in Baia Mare. He also studied at the Julian Academy with Jean Paul Laurens. Exhibits in Paris. Back in the country, he exhibits at the exhibition of living artists. He participated in the establishment of the Artistic Youth Society in 1902, and, as its founder, enjoyed success.His compositions are praised.

In 1902, he organized the first personal exhibition. N. Grigorescu expresses his admiration for his painting. He works intensely on landscapes from Moldova, Brăila, Herța. He also makes drawings.

The impressionism of his painting acquires a particular note, devoid of spontaneity. He exhibited Artistic Youth in Athens and Munich. He is awarded at the Official Salon. He also stands out as a portraitist, being considered the equal of G.D.Mirea. Executes murals: the ceiling of the houses Kalinderu and Cantacuzino.

He paints nudes in a secessionist spirit. Over time, his painting becomes idyllic. During the war he remained in Bucharest, under German occupation, which made public opinion unfavorable to him later.

He organizes a free painting academy. Along with the offensive against Artistic Youth, Verona suffers a lot of criticism. His last prestigious event was in 1921, with a large personal exhibition. Participates in the Venice Biennale.

He continues to be appointed to the jury, but harsh criticism affects him and, in 1934, suffering from rheumatism, he is threatened with paralysis. Many of his works were destroyed in a fire in 1937 (over 100 works).

He died on March 26, 1946, suffering and forgotten, in Bucharest.

  • 74 x  58 cm,
  • Oil / canvas,
  • signed.

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