Gheorghe Chitu

 

Gheorghe ChituAbout the person:

Chiţu George was a very important person of the last century in Oltenia, participating in all major events of the period: 1848, 1859, 1877-1878. Although less known by the general public, George Chiţu was minister, deputy and senator, mayor of Craiova and member of the Romanian Academy. He was a leading personality in the History of Oltenia.

Gheorghe Chitu was also the founder of the Commercial Public School of Craiova . In parliament on June 28, 1871, it filed an amendment for the 1872 year budget to allocate an amount of 10,000 lei for the establishment of a trade school in Craiova. Six years after the school was open .


 

 

About the sculpture:

This is his first sculpture. Gheorghe Chitu was the founder of the School of Arts and Crafts in Craiova.