Constantin Brancusi

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Constantin Brancusi (1876-1957) the greatest Romanian sculptor and one of the greatest creators of the modern art.


1876: On the 19th of February, Constantin Brancusi is born in Hobita, Jiu county.
1894: He studies art at the Scoala de Meserii (School of Arts and Crafts) in Craiova until 1898
1898: He studies at the Scoala Nationala de Arte Frumoase (National School of Fine Arts) in Bucharest until 1901.
1904: Eager to continue his education, Brancusi goes to Paris and enrolles in the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in 1905.
1906: His sculpture is shown at the Salon d'Automne, where he meets Auguste Rodin. 1907 Settles in Paris but throughout the following years returns frequently to Bucharest and exhibits there almost every year. In Paris, his friends are Marcel Duchamp, Fernand Léger, Henri Matisse, Amedeo Modigliani, and Henri Rousseau.
1913: Five of Brancusi's sculptures were included in the Armory Show in New York.
1914: Alfred Stieglitz presentes the first solo show of Brancusi's work at his gallery "291," New York
1921: He is honored with a special issue of The Little Review.
1926: He travels to the United States twice to attend his solo shows at Wildenstein and at the Brummer Gallery in New York.
1927: A historic trial was initiated in the United States to determine whether Brancusi's Bird in Space was liable for duty as a manufactured object or as a work of art. The court decided in 1928 that the sculpture was a work of art.
1930s: Brancusi travels extensively visiting India and Egypt as well as European countries.
1935: He is commissioned to create a war memorial for a park in Turgu Jiu, Romania.
1939: Brancusi continues to work in Paris. His last sculpture, a plaster Grand Coq, was completed in 1949.
1952: Brancusi becomes a French citizen.
1957: He dies on the 16th of March in Paris.
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