Akademiestraße 2-4, 80799 Munich, Germany
Ștefan Popescu studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich under the guidance of Professor Nikolaos Gyzis from 1894.
Ștefan Popescu and Gheorghe Petrascu set up the foundations of an artistic group of Romanian painters who went to Paris, called Tinerimea artistică, on December 3, 1901.
Calea Griviței 28, Bucharest 010702, Romania
Since 1922 Popescu had worked for a short time as a professor at the Bucharest National University of Arts.
Portrait by Eustațiu Stoenescu.
Ștefan Popescu studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich under the guidance of Professor Nikolaos Gyzis and later at the Paris Academy of Art, where he was trained by Lucien Simon and Eugene Anatole Carriere, between 1894 and 1899. In 1900 he went to Paris and then to Brittany accompanied by Gheorghe Petrescu. He later studied anatomy in Bucharest.
Popescu had the first group exhibition at the Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest in 1901. In three years he held his first solo exhibition in Paris.
In 1906 he started a lottery in Bucharest in order to help his friend Constantin Brâncuşi with his money. Among other members of this business were Vasile C. Motrin, Dr. C. Cantacuzino and Dimitrie Geronta. The main prize of the lottery was the artwork Child (Bronze Version). Victor N. Popp, the future collector of Constantin Brâncuşi's works, became the winner.
Ștefan Popescu had lived with his friend Constantin Brancusi in the Montparnasse neighbourhood in Paris since 1909. In 1910 he became a founding member of the Romanian Friendly Association of Paris under the auspices of the Romanian minister. The association included George Enescu, Theodor Pallady, Edouard de Max, Gheorghe Marculescu, Constantin Brâncuşi, Levaditi and Virgil V. Stănescu.
During the following years, he travelled a lot and painted in France, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Yugoslavia, Alger, Morocco, Tunisia, and Germany. He regularly exhibited his works at the Tinerimea artistică up to 1924 and the official salons until 1946.
Like many of his contemporaries, Popescu was fascinated by Balchik landscapes which he painted with great pleasure. In 1922 with the help of the Intim Circle he organized an exhibition in Balchik. Cecilia Cuţescu Storck, Jean Alexandru Steriadi, Gheorghe Petraşcu were among the participants of the show. From 1922 he worked for a short time as a professor at the Bucharest National University of Arts.
Ștefan Popescu took part in the Venice Biennale three times, in 1924, 1938, 1942; at the Romanian art exhibition, the Jeu de Paume Museum, Paris, in 1925. In 1926 he produced illustrations for the book of poems (Florica), written by his friend Ion Pillat.
In 1936 and 1937 Popescu held group exhibitions along with Iosif Iser and Gheorghe Petrascu. In 1936 he also participated in the International Exhibition in Brussels.
Landscape from Câmpulung
Houses at Bonnieux
Roofs under Snow
Landscape from Provence
Still Life with Gourd
Gulf in Villefranche-sur-Mer
The Garden of Finistere Chapel
Yawls in the Lagoon
Jardin du Luxembourg
Sunset Over Chioggia
Street from Bretania
Beginning of Autumn
Street from Bretania
Houses on the Hill
Still Life with Flowers
Veranda with Flowers
On the River Shore
At the Shadow of Walnut Trees
Landscape with Houses
Houses in Provence
Landscape with Stronghold
Ștefan Popescu and Gheorghe Petrascu set up the foundations of an artistic group of Romanian painters who went to Paris, called Tinerimea artistică, on December 3, 1901. The association included such artists as Frederik Storck, Ipolit Strâmbescu, Kimon Loghi, Nicolae Vermont.
In 1905 Popescu became a member of the Cercle des étudiants roumains group. Among its other members were Traian Vuia, Constantin Brâncuşi, George Enescu, Ion Pillat, Ion Theodorescu Sion, Nicolae Dărăscu, Camil Ressu, Eustatheu Stoenescu, Theodor Cornel and others.
Ștefan Popescu became an associate of the Paris National Art Salon and a member of such corporate groupings as Munich Sezession and Künstlergenossenschaft in 1908.
Popescu was known to be a founding member of the Romanian Friendly Association of Paris in 1910 and the Gruparea Arta nouă in 1937.