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Edvi Illés, Aladár




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Aladár Edvil Illés was born in 1870 in Pest (Pest and Buda were separated until 1950). Between 1888 and 1893 he started his studies at the National School of Decorative Arts and Fine Arts Teacher as the pupil of János Greguss and Bertalan Székely. Between 1893 and 1895 he studied at the Julian Academy in Paris, than he studied the English watercolor painting in London. From 1903 till 1935 he taught at the College of Fine Arts. With his works he regularly exhibited in the Art Gallery. In 1926 he won a small state gold medal in the Art Gallery, than in 1925 with the “Midday oxen” titled painting he won the Pállik-award. His domestic and foreign successes primarily is thanks for his carefully crafted watercolor paintings, on several of his works can be found the affect on his England, Italy, Turkey, the Netherlands and Transylvania travel experiences. He worked in the Nagybánya, Kecskemét, Szentendre and Budapest Artist Colony. His works are mostly post-impressionist landscapes, and still lifes.

Year Biography
1870.05.25 he was born in Pest
1888-1992 National School of Decorative Arts and Fine Arts Teacher
  His teachers: János Greguss, Bertalan Székely
1909 Munich International Exhibition gold coins
1929 Barcelona exhibition silver coin
1939 Fine Art Society Gold Medal
1952 Munkácsy-award
  Single exhibition
1997 Budatétényi Galery, Budapest
1958 Collective exhibition, National Salon, Budapest
1957 De Waag Fine Art Salon, Haarlem (NL)
  Selected Group exhibition
1984 Szentes
1980 Csákvár (YU)
1977 Szolnok
1975 Bécs-Gráz
1974 Nyíregyháza
1969 County Cultural Center, Nyíregyháza
1967 Hungarian painters in Italy, Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest
1954 Adolf Fényes Hall
  4. Hungarian Fine Arts exhibition, Kunsthalle, Budapest
1953 3. Hungarian Fine Arts exhibition, Kunsthalle, Budapest
1951 2. Hungarian Fine Arts exhibition, Kunsthalle, Budapest
1950 1. Hungarian Fine Arts exhibition, Kunsthalle, Budapest
1948 Hungarian Artists Association Exhibition
  Színyei Society Exhibition Budapest
  Works in public collection
  Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest
  Szombathely Gallery, Szombathely

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