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Frederic and Cecilia Cutescu-Storck Art Museum



  • situated on 16, Vasile Alecsandri street
  • declared historical monument the building that hosts the art collections was built in 1913, by the French architect A.C.Clavel after Frederic Storck’s plans
  • the museum gather both Cecilia Cutescu-Storck’s works and those of the three sculptors of Storck family: Karl (1826-1887), Carol (1854-1926) and Frederic (1872-1942)
  • CECILIA CUTESCU-STORCK (1879-1969) She studied in Germany, at Damenakademie in Munchen, then in France with Jean Paul Laurens and Benjamin Constant, and also at Ecole de Beaux Arts.
  • The painter was a professor to many generations of artists (between 1916-1947), being the first woman professor of a state Art Academy from Europe.The artist was decorated by the French state with Legion of Honour
  • In her creation she dealt with all themes of easel painting: compositions, landscapes, interiors, portraits, still lifes, decorative panels. Her graphic art is remarkable for it is a chronicle of places and people impressive through its force of synthesizing and through the force of the drawing.
  • Mural painting has a special place in her work through the major contribution of the artist to impose and develop this artistic genre in Romania.
  • A Bucharester by adoption, sculptor Karl Storck came from Germany in the middle of the 19th c.; he left behind some outstanding monuments, of which the statue of the sword bearer Mihail Cantacuzino in front of Coltea Hospital and that of princess Balasa near Balasa Church.
  • Many of his works were lost during the bombardment in the Second World War or were destroyed by the ungreatful municipal administration.His son and his nephew inherited his talent. The sculptures made by the Storck family embellish the Palace of Justice, the National Bank, other official and private buildings, funeral constructions of the rich of the time.
  • In the tradition of the family, painter Cecilia Cuţescu-Storck left to Bucharesters the big fresco "Istoria Negotului Romanesc" (1933) in the Hall of the Academy of Economic Studies, the painting on the ceiling of the Throne Hall of the Royal Palace – "Apologia Artelor Romanesti" (1933), "Agricultura, Industria si Comerţul" (1916) in the Hall of Honour of the Roman Bank for Development, numerous paintings in private houses in town and the beautiful interior decoration "Dragostea pamaanteasca si Dragostea spiritualaa" (1912-1915) in the house that became Storck Museum. 
  • Information: Phone 021/2113889
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