Lot #17402

Female Figures in a Rustic Landscape By Bela Czobel

estimate: $3000 - $5000

starting price: $1500

closing price: $

Description: Signed in initials (lower right)
technique: Oil on panel
description: Signed in initials (lower right)
Dimension: 32 x 42 cm
condition: Minor frame abrasions, otherwise good.
provenance: Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv.
notes: Bears an illegible partial stamp (on the reverse).
biography

b. Budapest, 4 Sept 1883; d. Budapest, 29 Jan 1976. Hungarian painter, also active in France. He received his first training at the Nagybánya artists colony and at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich, before going to Paris in 193, where he studied at the Académie Julian. He met Pablo Picasso, Maurice Asselin and André Dunoyer de Segonzac and began to adopt a more avant-garde style related to Fauvism; three of his paintings were exhibited alongside Fauvist works at the Salon dAutomne in 195. On his return to Hungary in 196 he was the first to introduce the new spirit of 2th-century painting to NAGYBÁNYA. His historical importance lies in his role as a link between the Ecole de Paris and Hungarian painting and in his attempts to fuse the two traditions.(The Grove Dictionary of Art)