+Vienna, Dresden, Leipzig, and Munich,

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After spending a year traveling by foot to visit the museums in Vienna, Dresden, Leipzig, and Munich, he returned home. In 1914 he participated in an exhibit in Bucharest, and completed a bust of George Coșbuc, which is displayed in Sibiu. Towards the end of the year he decided to leave Transylvania and moved to Bucharest.[1]

On November 11, 1933 he was named professor at the Bucharest National University of Arts, filling the position left vacant after the death of Dimitrie Paciurea; Medrea held this position until 1964. In 1955 he was elected corresponding member of the Romanian Academy.

Some of the statues of Medrea depict well-known personalities, such as Aristide Demetriade [ro] in the role Hamlet (1919, at the National Theatre Bucharest), Avram Iancu (1927, at Câmpeni), Ovid (1927, Șoseaua Kiseleff, Bucharest), Ioan Rațiu [ro] (1929, Turda), Andrei Mureșanu (1932, Bistrița), Vasile Lucaciu (1932, Satu Mare).[2]

He also sculpted busts of Molière and Victor Hugo (1919, National Theatre Bucharest), Barbu Ștefănescu Delavrancea (1920, Șoseaua Kiseleff), Ștefan Octavian Iosif (one from 1926 at Brașov and the other at Cișmigiu Gardens in Bucharest), Traian Lalescu (1930, Timișoara), Mihai Eminescu (1938, Giurgiu), Gheorghe Lazăr (1938, Avrig), Vasile Nașcu (1947 and 1967, Năsăud), [3] George Coșbuc (1956, Năsăud), [4] Elena Cernei (1962, private collection), and Margareta Pâslaru (1962, Suțu Palace, Bucharest).

Together with Ion Jalea he sculpted in 1923 the Monument of the CFR heroes (which stands in front of the Bucharest North railway station), [5] and in 1930 the bas-reliefs surrounding the dome of the Mausoleum of Mărășești.[6]

Medrea's late work includes the statuary groups Fishermen (1959) and Child with turtle (1962), both at Constanța.

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