Arthur Verona was born 25 August 1868 in Brăila, Brăila County, Romania to Francesco Verona and Amalia de Lukovici and died 26 March 1946 Bucharest, Romania of unspecified causes. He married Maria Zerman .

Arthur Verona - In the forest of Herţa (1898)

Arthur Gargarumin Verona was a Romanian painter.

Born on August 25, 1868, he studies high-school in Czernowitz, Austria-Hungary (now Chernivtsi, Ukraine) and was then sent by his parents to military school in Vienna. He graduated in 1891 and was appointed officer in the Austrian dragoons.

However he was more attracted by painting, which he had taken up even while he was in military school. His first painting "The night patrol" was exposed in Vienna in 1889. Arthur Verona completele gave up his military career in 1894. He was attracted by the Sezession movement in Munich and from 1895 to 1896 studied painting with Fritz von Uhde (1848-1911) at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste München (wikipedia:Academy of Fine Arts, Munich|Academy of Fine Arts, Munich]]. In 1897 he joins Simon Hollósy (1857-1918) and the group of artist of Baia Mare. The same year he participates at the Paris Salon where his painting "In the forest of Herţa" receives on honorary mention of the jury.

In 1899 he enroles at the Académie Julian in Paris, where he studies with Jean-Paul Laurens (1838-1921) and William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905). He presents some of his paintings at the International Exhibition of Paris in 1899 and 1900.

Returning to Romania, he joins efforts with other artists such as Ştefan Luchian (1868-1916), Nicolae Vermont (1866-1932), Constantin Artachino (1870+1954), Frederic Storck (1872-1942), Ştefan Popescu (1872-1948) and Gheorghe Petraşcu (1872-1949) to found the Tinerimea Artistică Society.

In 1902, Arthur Verona organizes his first personal exhibition in Bucharest. In 1903 his residence and many of his paintings are destroyed by a fire. However he is still able to present twelve paintings at the exhibition of the Tinerimea Artistică and also be present in exhibitions in Athens and Munich.

Arthur Verona also works on mural paintings in the Kalinderu residence (now the Kalinderu Museum) and the Cantacuzino Palace, both in Bucharest. In 1910, 1912 and 1913 he is awarded the gold medal at the International Art Exhibition of Munich.

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Offspring of Arthur Verona and Maria Zerman
Name Birth Death Joined with
Albano Verona (c1904-c1970) 1904 Romania 1970 Romania Antoaneta Filotti (1903-1966)


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