Nicolas descends from a long line of artists : the son of
Antonina Alupi and Cesar Petrescu, both exceptional painters and talented teachers, who
have instructed and encouraged him from his earliest years.
The family's artistic tradition extends back to his grandfather,
one of the principal artists of Romanian Post-Impressionism.
Understandably Nicolas is proud of such a heritage and it is natural that,
after having studied at the Fine Arts, he has chosen to pass on this inheritance
by teaching art and painting (see the
Story of the Atelier Alupi Studio).