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’’Nicolae Ghica-Budeşti was chief architect and author of the project [of the Romanian Peasant Museum]. Architect Alexandru Zagoritz headed the works and examined the details. Tall, with a large forehead, piercing blue eyes and a wispy goatee, as at the time every man was after his own appearance. He was a talented man…” (Gheorghe Simotta)
 
’’A great artist, rather at ease in an ideal world than in the real one, Mincu was not directly involved in the Exhibition. However, he got involved through his vision, his teaching, his soul, through his students: Hârjeu, Lupu, Zagoritz, Ilie Popescu, Traianescu, Radu Ştefan and others, under the direction of I. D. Berindei, Şt. Burcuş and Victor Ştefănescu.” (Arhitectura magazine, no. 1/1941)
 
’’As he was a gifted draughtsman and under the influence of his literary friendship with his highschool colleague, Toma T. Socolescu, who came from an old family of house builders and architects in Ploeşti, Zagoritz decided to become an architect.
During his studies at the National School of Architecture, he created, with the same unsurpassed diligence and natural-born ability that had enabled him to draw portraits and landscapes before, a new collection of outdoor drawings in pencil, again on pieces of paper the size of a sheet divided into eight equal parts, depicting Romanian building, decoration and architectural ornamentation motifs, especially sculptures in stone and wood. He enriched his collection with relentless zeal mostly walking in the country, stopping by old churches, crosses, cemeteries and farmhouses. He published many drawings in this collection in his articles published between 1912 and 1916.” (G. Zagoritz, in: Arhitectura magazine, no. 1-2/1920)
 
„The first class of students admitted at the school after my class [Toma T. Socolescu] included, among others, Alexandru Zagoritz, a young man I had been to high school with, and I can say that I am the one who persuaded him to pursue architecture, as I and others would do later.[...]” (Toma T. Socolescu, Amintiri, Caligraf, Bucureşti, 2004, p.33)
 
„Once the exhibition works were over, the students that been there, including me, resumed work at school. Among the students at the time, Al Zagoritz had started to stand out from the crowd, and he was later followed by C. Iotzu; at the end of their studies they worked together at the building survey of Văcăreşti Monastery, that was so important, but also a daunting assignment.” (Toma T. Socolescu, Amintiri, Caligraf, Bucureşti, 2004, p.41)
 
’’In 1908 ... two students of the Superior School of Architecture in Bucharest, future architects Constantin Iotzu and Alexandru Zagoritz were able to design the building survey of the Văcăreşti Monastery (only the church, chapel and some details of the manor house) within a programme meant to bring to light national monuments, as a first step in knowing and studying them, an endeavour initiated in 1907 by the School of Architecture, with the support of Spiru Haret, minister of Public Instruction.” (Alexandru Panaitescu, Remember Mănăstirea Văcăreşti, Bucureşti, Editura Simetria, 2008, p. 60)