Romanian painter, Theodor Pallady was born in Iaşi, on April 11, 1871. From 1887-1889, Pallady studied engineering at the Dresden University of Technology as well as studying art with Erwin Oehme, who, recognising his artistic abilities suggested he continue this in Paris.
- Pallady worked in the studio of Aman Jean and enrolled in the Académie des Beaux-Arts.
- In 1892, he worked in the studio of Gustave Moreau, along with, Henri Matisse, Georges Rouault, and Albert Marquet.
- Pallady returned to Romania, in 1904, where he held an exhibition at the Romanian Athenaeum. However, Pallady continued his connections with his Parisian fellows, and held many personal exhibitions, up until WW2.
- He also exhibited at the Venice Biennale (1924, 1940 and 1942).
The Theodor Pallady Museum in Bucharest, (a branch of the National Museum of Art of Romania,), has six of Pallady’s paintings. Other works of Pallady’s are featured at the Zambaccian Museum; the Palace of Culture in Iaşi; the Argeş County Museum in Piteşti; the Brukenthal National Museum in Sibiu; and at the Craiova Art Museum in Romania.
He died in Bucharest on August 16, 1956, and is buried in the Bellu Cemetery.
- The above image was part of an art series of stamps issued by the Romanian Republic – Posta Romana. It reminds me of those wonderful sultry hot summer’s day’s and equally hot summer’s nights.
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