Nicolae Teodorescu

"The World's Wheel" - a painting by Nicolae Teodorescu depicting the stages of a man's life

Nicolae Teodorescu (Romanian pronunciation: [nikoˈla.e te.odoˈresku]; 1797–1880) was a Moldavian, later Romanian church painter (muralist), and the uncle of artist Gheorghe Tattarescu.

In 1831, he was called on by Chesarie, the Orthodox bishop of Buzău to open a school for church painters at the local bishopric. He also brought his nephew to study there.

In his over 50 years career, Teodorescu painted several churches in and around Buzău, such as the churches at the Ciolanu and Răteşti monasteries and the Banului church in Buzău.

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