Personalities

Benjamin Fondane

Benjamin Fondane (pen name of Benjamin Wexler), (Iasi, November 15, 1898 – Birkenau, Poland, October 2, 1944), literary critic, essayist and theoretician, poet.
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Tristan Tzara

Tristan Tzara (April 16, 1896 – December 25, 1963) is the pen name of Samuel Rosenstock, Jewish Romanian poet and essayist, born at Moinesti, settled later in France, co-founder of Dada cultural movement which led to a major revolution in visual arts and literature. more

Victor Brauner

Victor Brauner was a Surrealist painter from Romania. He was born on June 15, 1903 at Piatra Neamt and died on March 12, 1966 in Paris. more

Max Hermann

He was born in 1895 at Brăila, but his family moved to Bucharest soon and the artist studied there. Between 1913 and 1916 he studied at the Fine Arts School where he had Fr. Storck and Camil Ressu as teachers. more

Moses Gaster

He was born in Bucharest in September, 17th, 1856 in a well known Jewish family.  His grandfather was one of the community’s leaders and founder of a synagogue and his father was Holland’s consul in Bucharest. He made his gymnasium and high school in famous schools in Bucharest but he had private teachers for Hebrew and biblical studies. more

Marcel Janco

He was born in Bucharest. Even from high school he was attracted by the cultural circles from Bucharest and he co-operated with “Simbolul” publication, where he met Tristan Tzara and Ion Vinea. In the same period he took painting and drawing lessons from Iosif Iser. more

Iosif Iser

He was born in 1881 in Bucharest, but he made his high school studies in Ploieşti, where he moved with his family. He has started to work since he was a pupil and he exhibited his works in the windows of the bookstores in town and so he won a prize at a contest organized by the artistic movement “Tinerimea Română” (Romanian Youth). more