László Mednyánszky

1852-1919 Hungary-Slovakia/Realism

 

Brief Biography-László Mednyánszky was born in Beckó, Hungary, now Western Slovakia, in 1852. He was of a noble family and was a painter and illustrator. He studied at the Technische Hochschule in Zurich and the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, followed by the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. The paintings of Jean Baptiste Camille Corot and the Austrian painter August von Pettenkofen influenced him. He viewed the art of Italy and worked in Vienna and Nagyõr, where Thomas Ender helped him in his work. He spent three years in Paris, and during the war years, he stayed in Galicia, Serbia, where his images of war played a significant part in his melancholic style. Mednyánszky is Hungary's foremost painter of realism.

 

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At the Iron Gate

At the Iron Gate

Down and Out

Down and Out

Fishing on the Tisza

Fishing on the Tisza

Edge of a Forest

Edge of a Forest with Crosses

In the Tavern

In the Tavern

Hildside

Hildside in Springtime

Landscape at Autumn

Landscape at Autumn

Drifters

Old and Young Drifters

Soldiers

Soldiers

Old Tramp

Old Tramp

Reclining Soldier

Reclining Soldier

Shylock

Shylock

Watering

Watering

Thawing of Snow

Thawing of Snow