Born at the 19 february 1876 in Hobita village, Gorj, in a peasant familly. He studies the Art School at in Craiova and then the National Art School from Bucharest .
In 1904, he was at Paris, as student of Antoine Mercier. He worked in A. Rodin' studio. In 1907 he became faimous with his original sculptures .
In anul 1913, his sculptures was exhibited at Paris, Bucuresti, Londra, München, New York, Chicago si Boston and they become faimous: Miss Pogany, The Kiss, Master Bird, The Prier, Child Head, Asleeped Muza, Printesa X, Poarta Sarutului, Masa Tacerii, Coloana fara sfârsit etc.). A avut trei expozitii personale la New York.