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Coming from peasant origins and starting as a painter of religious scenes in monasteries, his career developed with the advanced painting techniques in Europe. In 1861 he was awarded a grant to study at the Beaux-Arts in Paris and there he met the greatest artists of the time, from Millet and Corot to Renoir and Monet.
As the leading modern artist in Romania, Grigorescu painted everyday scenes from the country of Romania, including people, countryside, flocks, lakes, forests, fields and homes. There were 95 works included in the exhibition. Unfortunately, we were unable to take any pictures, so here are some pictures around Brussels instead. I was unable to find an online picture of 2 oof my favourite paintings but here is a link to a small collection of the paintings of Nicolae Grigorescu.