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Perlrott, Csaba Vilmos




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Vilmos Csaba Perlrott, -one of the outstanding representative and creators of the Hungarian avant-garde style- was born in 1880 in Békéscsaba (city in southern Hungary). For the advice of József Koszta he painted in the Artist Colony of Baia Mare from 1903, as a pupil of Béla Iványi-Grünwald. In 1906 he won a scholarship to Paris, where he enrolled to the Julian Academy, than from 1908 he became the student of Henri Matisse. In 1907 he exhibited with the “Fauves” painter group at the Salon d'Automne in Paris. He had single exhibitions in Paris in 1908, 1909 and in 1912.

In 1910 in the lead of Béla Iványi-Grünwald and with the other “Neo” companions he moved from Baia Mare to Kecskemét (the seventh largest city in Hungary.) and they founded there the Artist Colony of Kecskemét. Between 1920 and 1923 with his wife Margit Gráber, he lived in Germany and he met with the expressionism. His favorite motifs were the Seine bridges and Notre Dame. From 1924 he was the tribe members and permanent exhibitor of the New Society of Artists. In 1949 he was admitted to the Society of Painters of Szentendre. 

Vilmos Csaba Perlrott was the renewal of the XX. Century’s Hungarian painting language. He was one of the most prominent representative of the Hungarian “Fauves”. On the artist colony of Baia Mare he belonged to the “neo” (neo-impressionist trend) painting group. The German Expressionists, among the olds, the Spanish Mannerist painter El Greco, Paul Cézanne and Paul Gauguin had great effect on his painting. In his art he was combining the new styles (Fauvism, Cubism, Pablo Picasso) with the respect of traditions (József Koszta, Károly Ferenczy).


Year Biography
1880 He was born in Békéscsaba
1903 He went to the Artist Colony of Baia Mare, next to Béla Iványi-Grünwald
1906 He won a Paris scholarship
  Enrolled at the Julian Academy in Paris
From 1908 He became the student of Henri Matisse 
From 1907 He exhibited in Paris in the Independents Salon, and in the Salon d'Automne
1910 He founded the Artist Colony of Kecskemét with Béla Iványi-Grünwald
1920-1923 He lived in Germany.
From 1924 he was the tribe members and permanent exhibitor of the New Society of Artists
  His teachers: Béla Iványi Grünwald, Henri Matisse
  Single exhibitions
2007 Double portrait - with Margit Gráber, Jewish Summer Festival, Haas Gallery, Budapest
  Double portrait – with Margit Gráberl, BTM Budapest Gallery
1998 Retrospective exhibition, Judit Virág Gallery and Auction House, Budapest
1989 House of Arts, Szekszárd (retrospective exhibition)
1977 Artist Colony Gallery, Szentendre (Rretrospective exhibition)
1972 József Katona Museum, Kecskemét
1949, 1952 Adolf Fényes Hall, Budapest
1947 Ernst Museum, Budapest (retrospective exhibition)
1942 Tamás Gallery, Budapest
1939 Art Gallery, Budapest (jubilee exhibition)
1936, 1937 Tamás Gallery, Budapest
1934 Cluj-Napoca
1932 National Salon, Budapest (Still Life Exhibition)
  Ernst Museum, Budapest (jubilee exhibition)
  Tamás Gallery, Budapest
1931 Baia Mare (with János Mattis-Teutsch, János Kmetty)
  Ernst Museum, Budapest 
1930 Temesvár (with Margit Gráber, János Kmetty)
1929 Kolozsvár (with Margit Gráber)
  Tamás Gallery, Budapest
1928 Galerie Aktuaryus, Zürich
1924 Baia Mare (with János Mattis-Teutsch, János Kmetty)
1923 Alkotás Művészház (with Margit Gráber), Budapest
  Helikon Gallery (with Margit Gráber), Budapest
1922 Hamburg
  Helikon Gallery, Budapest 
1920 Dresden
1918 Art Gallery, Budapest
1912 Aschmur Galerie, Paris
  Baia Mare (jubilee exhibition)
1910 Saggon Galerie, Paris
1909 Nizza
  Galerie Veil, Paris
1908 Brussel
  Selected group exhibitions
2006 Hungarian Fauves from Paris to Baia Mare, Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest
1945 The Social Democratic Party's Fine Arts Exhibition, Ernst Museum, Budapest
1942-1943 For the Hungarian art, Art Gallery, Budapest
1940 Spring Exhibition, Art Gallery, Budapest
  For the Hungarian art, Art Gallery, Budapest
1936, 1938, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943 New Society of Artists-exhibition, National Salon, Budapest
1935 National Fine Art exhibition, Art Gallery, Budapest
1934 18th Hungarian artist's exhibition, National Salon, Budapest
  New Society of Artists-exhibition, National Salon, Budapest 
  Exhibition of the Pál Szinyei Merse Society and the New Society of Artists, Szatmár
1933 Baia Mare
  Munkácsy Guild exhibition, Ernst Museum, Budapest
1931 Hungarian postmodernists, Kálmán Könyves ltd., Budapest
  Tamás Gallery, Budapest
1927 New Society of Artists-exhibition, National Salon, Budapest
1926 Autumn exhibition, Art Gallery, Budapest
  New Society of Artists-exhibition, Ernst Museum, Budapest
1925 New Society of Artists-exhibition, National Salon, Budapest
1924 New Society of Artists-exhibition, National Salon, Budapest
  Belvedere, Budapest
1919 Hungarian Soviet Republic exhibition, Ernst Museum, Budapest
1918 Ernst Museum, Budapest
1917 Winter exhibition, Art Gallery, Budapest
1916 Spring Exhibition, Art Gallery, Budapest
1914 Spring Exhibition, Art Gallery, Budapest
1913-1914 Winter exhibition, Art Gallery, Budapest
1912 Art Gallery, Budapest
1911 Salon d'Automne, Paris
1909 Ours, Art Gallery, Budapest
1908 Youth, Cluj-Napoca
  Baia Mare
1907 Salon d'Automne, Paris
  Youth, Kálmán Könyves ltd., Budapest
1906 Baia Mare
  Works in public collections
  Kecskemét Gallery, Kecskemét
  Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest
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