The Ploiesti Art Museum is housed in an architectural monument from the 19th century and has an endowment consisting of modern and contemporary Romanian art (19th and 20th century) and it is structured on collections: paintings, graphics, sculpture and decorative art.
The Painting Collection includes almost all the major authors, from the anonymous in early 19th century to the last generation of the 20th century. Here you can find the paintings of : Nicolae Polcovnicul (1788-1842), Josef August Schoefft (1775-1850), Niccolo Livaditti (1804-1860), Constantin Daniel Rosenthal (1820-1851), Ion Negulici (1812-1851), Constantin Lecca (1807-1887), Mişu Popp (1827-1892), Gheorghe Tăttărescu (1820-1894) and, of course,Theodor Aman (1831-1891).Nicolae Grigorescu (1838-1907) is represented by "Cap de ţărancă" and "Marină", Ion Andreescu (1850-1882) by paintings like "Târg la Buzău", "Ghiveciul cu garoafe", "Margine de sat", and Ştefan Luchian (1868-1916) by "Autoportret", and"Crângul verde".
Well represented is also the generation of the 30s, through paintings by Theodor Pallady (1871-1956), Gheorghe Petraşcu (1872-1948), Jean Al. Steriadi(1880-1956), Nicolae Tonitza (1886-1940), Ştefan Dimitrescu (1886-1933), Francisc Şirato (1877-1953), Samuel Mützner (1884-1959), Rodica Maniu (1890-1958), Nicolae Dărăscu (1883-1959), Iosif Iser (1881-1958), plus different generations of contemporary artists such as : Corneliu Baba (1906-1998), Alexandru Ciucurencu (1903-1977), Ion Ţuculescu (1910-1962), Ion Pacea (1924-1999), Georgeta Năpăruş(1930-1997), Constantin Piliuţă (1929-2003), Ion Sălişteanu, Vasile Celmare, Vasile Grigore, Marius Cilievici, Viorel Mărgineanu, Ion Biţanand others.
The graphic collection of easel painting includes : the 20 drawings on tracing paper,with Dobrogean motifs, signed by Nicolae Tonitza; numerous drawings and sketches signed by Jean Al. Steriadi,
watercolor drawings painted by Theodor Pallady, and satirical graphics and various compositions of IosifIser. To these, we may add the gouaches signed by Lucian Grigorescu (1894-1956), Corneliu Baba and many others.
Engraving and copying graphics are well represented by paintings from the engravings of the 19th century, and belonging to Theodor Aman, until contemporary engraving of some authors from the country and beyond its borders.
The sculpture collection brings together works of:Dimitrie Paciurea (1873-1932), Cornel Medrea (1888-1964), Oscar Han (1891-1976), Alexandru Călinescu (1889-1979), Ion Jalea (1887-1983), Constantin Baraschi(1902-1966), Dumitru Măţăoanu (1888-1929), Gheorghe Tudor (1882-1944), Romul Ladea (1901-1970), Ion Irimescu (1903-2005) and many others.
Decorative arts are represented by contemporary art glass and ceramic,a collection of glass icons from the 19th century,but also through the valuable collection of Romanian contemporary tapestry,which includes paintings byIon şi Teodora Moisescu-Stendl, Geta Brătescu, Pavel Codiţă, Lena Constante, Petre şi Ritzi Iacobi, Ion Nicodim, Ileana Dăscălescu, Angela Ionilete, Ileana Balotă, Ana Lupaş, Liliana Anastasescu, Ovidiu Paştina, Cela Neamţu-Grigoraş, Mariana Grumăzescu-Voicu and others.
Address: Ploieşti, Bd. Independenţei, nr. 1, Prahova (is here)
Phone number: 0244.522.264
Visiting hours: Tuesday- Sunday 9:00-17:00
- Adults 8 Lei
- Group 4 Lei