4 Februarie în istoria României
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February 4, 1872, Botosani – April 3, 1944
Octav Băncilă was a Romanian realist painter and left-wing activist.
Băncilă’s major themes were the lives of peasants, factory workers, impoverished Jewish traders and artisans, conscripted soldiers and of nomadic Roma people.
He remained critical of social and political developments inside Greater Romania, was supportive of strike actions in the Jiu Valley, and used his art to attack anti-Semitic trends in Romanian society. Towards the end of his life, he became to emphathise with communism (he was not, however, affiliated with the Communist Party of Romania).
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