Lot #21039

Two Young Women in the Garden By Ferenczy Károly

estimate: $10000 - $15000

starting price: $8000

closing price: $12600

Description: Signed on lower left corner
technique: Oil on canvas
description: Signed on lower left corner
Dimension: 63 x 70 cm
condition: Good
provenance: Estate of Batya and Zvi Lifshitz, Tel Aviv

Ferenczy Károly (1862-1917), Hungarian Painter. Studied law and graduated from the College of Economy. After traveling in Italy, he began studying at the Julian Academy in Paris in 1887. In 1889 he moved to Szentendre, a small town near Budapest, and painted in naturalistic style showing the influence of Bastien-Lepage. Between 1893 and 1896 he lived in Munich with his family: There he joined the circle of Simon Hollósy: with whom he moved to Nagybánya in 1896 and became the leading figure of the artist colony established in that small Transylvanian town. Of the Nagybánya painters representing plein-air painting, he was the first to have great success in 193, when his paintings were exhibited in Budapest. After 196 he moved to Budapest and became a professor at the School of Drawing the predecessor of the College of Fine Arts, spending only the summers at Nagybánya. During his last creative period he mostly painted decorative pictures of nudes. He died in 1917.