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Boldizsár, István




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An outstanding member of the third generation of the "Nagybánya" school. During the artist camps for etchers he has been working with Valér Ferenczy and Károly Patkó, but was also friends with István Szőnyi, whose graphics had a major influence on the dynamic of Boldizsár’ s style. He received the Zichy Mihály- graphic award of the Szinyei Merse- Association in 1930. He is founding member of the Association of Etchers. The Plain air Painting had a major influence on his graphics.
His works mainly represent the Hungarian lowlands and landscapes of the lake Balaton in a naturalistic way. The kind of documentary representation shows the transcience of time, countrylife in contrast to the city. His mills and ruinous cottages refer to an idyllic state which is about to disappear.
Year Biography
1897 He was born in Orosháza
1917-1918 Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts
1918 He worked at the Art Colony of Nagybánya, next to János Thorma
1919 He worked next to Iványi Grünwald at the Art Colony of Kecskemét
1920-1923 with Marcell Nemes support he studied in Munich
from 1924 He settled in Budapest, he was spending his summers in Nagbánya
in 1932 and 1933 studied at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, than he was István Réti's assistant professor
1941-1949 He was the professor of painting and figure drawing at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts
  His teachers: István Réti, Iványi Grünwald, Sándor Kubinyi
1932 the Szinyei Society landscape prize
1930 The Szinyei Society Zichy-award
1929 Barcelona World Exhibition, bronze medal
  Single exhibitions
1984 Watermills in Pápa, etching exhibition, Museum of local lore, Pápa
1974, 1979 Orosházi Gallery, Orosháza
1960 Csók Gallery, Budapest
  Selected group exhibitions
1996 The 100-year-old Nagybánya, Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest
1963 Imre Oltványi memorial exhibition, István Türr Museum, Baja
1962 Nagybánya' painters, Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest
1959 The Lake Balaton in painting, Rippl-Rónai Museum, Kaposvár
1957 70 artists, Ernst Museum, Budapest
1952 Portrait Exhibition, Ernst Museum, Budapest
  Spring exhibition, Art Gallery, Budapest
1947 The Hungarian artist weeks' representative exhibition, Ernst Museum, Budapest
1946 For the Hungarian Fine Arts, Ernst Museum, Budapest
1945 I. Independent National exhibition, Old Art Gallery, Budapest
  Works in public collection
  István Csók Memorial Museum, Cece
  Damjanich Museum, Szolnok
  Déri Museum, Debrecen
  G. Moderna, Rome
  Ottó Herman Museum, Miskolc
  Janus Pannonius Museum, Pécs
  Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest
  Agricultural Museum, Budapest
  Ferenc Móra Museum, Szeged
  Neue Pinakotheka, Munich
  Szombathely Gallery, Szombathely
  János Xantus Museum, Győr
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