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The Art of Modern Hungary

October 01 – October 24, 1931

 
 
Vilmos Novak Aba
Irinerant Circus

Born in Budapest in 1894. Studied in the University of Fine Arts under Charles Fereczy and Victor Olgyai. Since 1992 he has been exhibiting regularly etchings and paintings. Formerly aiming at plastic effects, he now subordinates everything to the dynamic effects of light.
-from catalog, 1931
 
Vilmos Novak Aba
Circus
 
Hubay Andor
Autumn Sunshine
 
Count Julius Batthyany
Naples

Born in 1887, in Budapest. Studies in both Budapest and in Paris and since 1912 has been painting in Budapest. Count Batthyany is an artist who deals largely with fantastic figures in decorative designs, combining modern refinements along with an instinctive sympathy for ancient styles.
-from catalog, 1931
 
Pal Bor
Spring Plowing

Born in Budapest in 1889. Studied in Paris. Since 1919 he has been working independently in Budapest as a painter and sculptor.
-from catalog, 1931
 
Bela Buky
Hungarian Still Life

Born in Juta, in 1897. Studied both in the University of Fine Arts and Italy. He has lived and worked in Budapest since 1922.
-from catalog, 1931
 
Denes Csanky
Hungarian Village

Born in Budapest in 1885. Studied in Budapest, Munich, Berlin and Holland. His first medium was watercolor, but later he painted in oil. He lives in Budapest, and is Director of the Art's Collections of the city.
-from catalog, 1931
 
Denes Csanky
Street in a Country Town
 
Istvan Csok
Still Life (Large)

Born in Puszta Egres in 1865. Studied in Budapest, Muncich, and later at Julien's in Paris. At present he is a professor in the University of Fine Arts in Budapest. He is a painter of portraits, historical subjects, genre and still life and is noted as a colorist and for the highly decorative quality of his work. Mr. Csok is one of the leaders of Hungarian artistic life and is the chairman of the Society Paul Szinnyei Merse, so called in honor of the greatest modern painter in Hungary.
-from catalog, 1931
 
Istvan Csok
Still Life (Small)
 
Bela Czobel
Still Life
Courtesy of The Pacquereau Galleries
 
Bela Czobel
Portrait of a Boy
Courtesy of The Pacquereau Galleries
 
Bela Dery
The Museum Garden in Winter

Born in Budapest in 1868, and studied there with Szemler Szekely and Mesterhazy. Later he went to Holland, where he worked with Mesdag.
-from catalog, 1931
 
Aurel Emod
Woman With Veil

Born in Budapest in 1897. Studied in the University of Fine Arts and later went to Italy and to Paris. He has been painting in Budapest since 1925.
-from catalog, 1931
 
Adolf Fenyes
Winter on the Farm

Born in Kecskemet in 1867. Studied in Budapest, Weimer and in Paris, at Julien's. In 1901 he became a member of the Szolnok Artist's Colony and since then has worked in the summer in Szolnok. He is a painter of figures, still life and landscapes.
-from catalog, 1931
 
Endre A. Fenyo
Woman Leaning on Elbows

Bor in Baja in 1904. Studied in the University of Fine Arts in Budapest and has been independently in Budapest since 1925.
-from catalog, 1931
 
Frigyes Frank
Flowers

Born in Budapest in 1890. Studied there in the University of Fine Arts, and later worked in Munich, Paris and Florence. Since 1912 he has been painting in Budapest.
-from catalog, 1931
 
Peter Di Gabor
Snow Scene
 
Jeno Paizs Goebel
Composition

Born in Budapest in 1896. Studied at the Budapest Academy and in Paris. Since 1924 he has worked in Budapest and is a painter of figures, portraits and landscapes.
-from catalog, 1931
 
Bela Ivanyi Grunwald
Still Life

Born in Budapest in 1867. Studied in Budapest, Munich, and at Julien's in Paris. Since 1893 he has been working in Budapest and since 1896 has been a member of the Nagybanya artists colony. From 1911 to 1918 he was a member of the Kecskemet Colony. In 1927 he exhibited at the Carnegie International Exhibition which revealed a mature art and an imagination which manifests itself om great line rhythms. Quite recently he turned to Hungarian lanscape and thus carries on the tradition of Hungarian art as represented by Munkacsy and Paal. Following the great upheaval of the past few years there is a close relationship between the Hungarian life of today and the rather tragic conception of life held by Munkacsy and Paal. Grunwald has reestablished this contact and is the very first to continue the pathos and sonority of his predecessors. He can elevate and refine the simplest motifs, making color melodies of the daily events of country life.
-from catalog, 1931
 
Baron Ferenc Hatvany
Bathers

Born in 1881 in Budapest. Studied at Juien's in Paris and worked in Paris for many years. Since 1908 he has been painting in Budapest. His collection of modern French artists is most important.
-from catalog, 1931
 
Karoly Hay
Meditation

Born in Abony in 1907. Studied in Budapest and has been painting there independently since 1927.
-from catalog, 1931
 
Lipot Herman
Women Wrestling

Born in Nagyszntmiklos, Hungary, in 1884. Studied in the academy of Budapest, in Munich, Berlin, and in Paris. Since 1905 he has been working in Budapest, where he has been one of the promoters of the Kecskemet Artist's Colony. He is a painter of portraits, landscapes, and genre.
-from catalog, 1931
 
Karoly Kernstok
Woman

Born in Budapest in 1873. Studied at the Academy in Munich and at Julien's in Paris. After working ten years in Paris and five years in Berlin, he settled in Budapest.
-from catalog, 1931
 
Janos Kmetty
Still Life

Born in 1889 in Miskolc, Hungary. Studied in Paris, and since 1910 has been working in Budapest.
-from catalog, 1931
 
Gyula Kosztolanyi
Landscape

Born in Budapest in 1868. He was a student in Munich under Hollosy and later studied in Paris. Since 1908 he has been working in Budapest.
-from catalog, 1931
 
Zoltan Borbereki Kovacs
Railroad Station in Snow

Born in Borberek in 1907. Studied in the University of Fine Arts in Budapest.
-from catalog, 1931
 
Odon Marffy
A view of the Sea

Born in... Budapest in 1878. Studied in Paris at the Beaux Arts and is now painting in Budapest.
 
Odon Marffy
Fruits and Flowers
 
Laszlo Zsolnay Mattyasovszky
Reclining Nude

Born in Pecs in 1885. Studied in the Academy under Habermann and worked in Paris from 1912 until 1914. Since 1919 he has lived in Budapest.
-from catalog, 1931
 
Jeno Medveczky
Evening on the Danube

Born in 1902 in Savnik and studied at the Academy in Budapest. Later he worked in Paris and since 1925 has been established in Budapest.
-from catalog, 1931
 
C. Pal Molnar
Woman Resting

Born in Battonya in 1894. Studied at the Academy in Budapest and later worked in Switzerland and Paris. Since 1923 he has lived in Budapest.
-from catalog, 1931
 
C. Pal Molnar
Holy Family
 
Dezso Orban
Landscape

Born in 1884 in Gyor, or Raah, Hungary. Studied at Julien's in Paris, and since 1924 he lived and worked in Budapest. His recent painting shows the influence of the modern Paris school.
-from catalog, 1931
 
Karoly Patko
Ponte Monentano

Born in Budapest in 1895. Studied in Budapest and has been working there independently since 1918. Both as a painter of figures and landscapes and also as etcher, he reflects the spirit of the modern Hungarian School.
 
Tibor Polya
Whirlwind

Born in Szolnok. Studied in the Academy in Budapest and later in Munich. He also was a pupil of Steinlein in Paris. He now lives in Budapest.
-from catalog, 1931
 
Impre Szobotka
Cart

Born in 1890 in Zalaegerszeg, Hungary. Studied in the School of Applied Arts in Budapest and later in Paris. Since 1918 he has been working in Budapest.
 
Istvan Szonyi
Woman Resting on Her Elbows

Born in 1894 in Ujpest, near Budapest. Studied in University of Fine Arts in Budapest. Since 1924 he has been working in Zebegeny, Hungary. Chiefly concerned with problems of light and the plastic appearance of monumental forms, he is the most vigorous representative of the younger generation of Hungary and as such, exercises a strong influence upon them.
-from catalog, 1931
 
Istvan Pekary
Funeral

Born in Szeged in 1906 and studied in the University of Fine Arts in Budapest.
-from catalog, 1931
 
Istvan Pekary
An Old Painting
 
Janos Vaszary
Reclining Woman

Born in Kaposvar in 1867. Studied in Budapest, Munich and at Julien's in Paris. Since 1921 he has been a professor in the University of Fine Arts in Budapest.
-from catalog, 1931
 

   
   
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