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Boldogfai, Farkas Sándor




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The sculptor Sándor Boldogfai Farkas was born the 29 June 1907 in Törökudvarpuszta. He started his studies in 1921 at the school for applied arts. From 1927 on, he attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest, where István Csajkas was his teacher and he worked as Zsigmond Kisfaludi Strobl`s assistant. He graduated in 1933. From 1932-1933 he also studied at the Accademia delle Belle Arti in Rome.
In 1926 he was awarded the Ferenczy István-award and the Rothermere-Award. In the 1930s, he won several competitions for medals, among them the prize of the Capital Budapest in 1933.
In 1942 he opened together with Tibor Gallé the Free Artschool in Budapest. In the 1970s, he was working at the artist`s camp in Százados út. The artist was mainly influenced by the art of János Pásztor and Pál Pátzay. He died the 18 November 1970 in Budapest.
Year Biography
1907 He was born in Törökudvarpuszta
1921-1926 He studied at the School of Applied Arts, specialized on goldsmith
1927-1933 Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts
1931-1932 Kisfaludi's assistant professor at the college
1932-1933 He studied ath the Accademia delle Belle Artin in Rome with state scholarship
1942 He found an Art School together with Tibor Gallé
  His teachers: István Csajka, Zsigmond Kisfaludi Strobl
1936 Naval tender I. prize
1933 Budapest Capital city's award
1926 Rothermere-award
1926 Metropolitan-award
1926 Ferenczy István-prize
  Single exhibition
1968 Ernst Museum, Budapest
1967 Zalaegerszeg
  Selected group exhibitions
1965 Artists' colony of Százados street
1950-1962 1-9. Hungarian Fine Art exhibition, Art Gallery, Budapest
1936, 1938, 1940, 1942 XX-XXIII. Biennial of Venice, Venice
1936 Hungarian art in Rome, National Salon, Budapest
  Works in public collection
  Statue of Lajos Tüköry (Bronze, 1937, Palermo)
  János Kabay tomb (Bronze, 1937, Farkasréti cemetery)
  Mária-well (stone, Bronze, 1938, Budapest, Pasaréti square )
  Young nude (Bronze, 1939, Zürich)
  Tomb of Vilmos Apor Bishop of Győr (red marble, 1948, Győr, Cathedral)
  Mother with her child (stone, 1954, Margaret Island, Palatinus spa)
  Deer (Bronze, 1953, Dorog)
  Bull leading (stone relief, 1955, the entrance to the Slaughterhouse in Keszthely)
  Vizafogó (Bronze Fountain figure, 1955, Zalaegerszeg)
  Fountain with deer (Bronze, 1956, Budapest, XX. dist., Teremszeg street's Park)
  Dog (Bronze, 1957, Budapest, XIX. ker., Lenin square 13. garden)
  Penguins (Bronze, 1958, Budapest, X. dist., Szárnyas str. 2-4.)
  Rózsa Ferenc' statue (Bronze, 1961, Budapest, Zrínyi Academy)
  Fountain with monkeys (stone, 1961, Budapest, III. dist., Gyenes street's nursery garden)
  Cow (aluminum, 1964, Budapest, XI. distr., Irinyi J. street 32/c.)
  Ferenc Erkel' bust (stone, 1955, Margaret Island)
  Faun (Bronze, 1967, Dunavecse)
  Kelemen László-memorial table (stone és bronze, Budapest, Castle Theatre)
  Derkovits-memorial table (stone and bronze, Budakeszi, Szanatorium)
  Terpszikhoré (stone, 1960, Debrecen, Csokonai Theatre)
  Liszt Ferenc bust (Bronze, 1969, Zalaegerszeg)
  Public works
  Hungarian Nationali Gallery, Budapest
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