Mihály Munkácsy

1844-1900 Hungary/Realism

 

Brief Biography-Mihály Munkácsy, his birth name was Mihály Leó Lieb, was born in Munkács, Hungary, in 1844. He was stricken with extreme poverty when his parents died, his father died in prison just before his mother died, and his uncle took him into his house, where he suffered a lengthy illness. In recognition of his drawing talent, well-wishers helped him go to Pest and Vienna for tuition. Unable to pay his fees at the Vienna Academy, he went on foot to Munich, where the artist Franz Adam took him under his wing. In Düsseldorf, he received acclaim for his painting 'The Last Days of a Condemned Prisoner' based on his father's death, which established him as an artist. He subsequently made his way to France. His success in Paris led to the medal of honour at the Paris Exhibition in 1878. and the Cross of the Legion of Honour in 1890. He remained in Paris for all of his working life. However, Munkácsy became Hungary's most acclaimed artist after his death. He died in Germany and interred in Budapest in 1900.

 

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Avenue with One-
Story House

Avenue with One-Story House

Baby's
Visitors

Baby's Visitors

Condemned
Cell

Condemned Cell

Evening in Parc
Monceau

Evening in Parc Monceau


Calvary

Calvary

Christ before
Pilate

Christ before Pilate

Ecce
Homo

Ecce Homo

Line of
Trees

Line of Trees

Dusty
Road I

Dusty Road I

Dusty
Road II

Dusty Road two

Grazing
Cows

Grazing Cows

Making
Lint

Making Lint


Milton

Milton


Watering

Watering


Study

Study


Strike

Strike

Mother and
Child

Mother and Child

Storm at
the Puszta

Storm at the Puszta

Franz
Liszt

Portrait of Franz Liszt

Sacrifice
of Flowers

The Sacrifice of Flowers

Paris
Interior

Paris Interior

Study to the
Pawn Office

Study to the Pawn Office

Tramps
at Night

Tramps at Night

Woman
Churning

Woman Churning

Woman with
Brush-wood

Woman with Brush-wood

Biboulous
Husband

Biboulous Husband

Yawning
Apprentice

Yawning Apprentice