Lot #17124

Woman and Cat in the Street By Bela Kadar

estimate: $700 - $1000

starting price: $400

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Description: Signed in initials (lower right) and dedication from the artist's daughter (on the reverse).
technique: Mixed technique on paper
description: Signed in initials (lower right) and dedication from the artist's daughter (on the reverse).
Dimension: 23 x 16.5 cm
condition: Good, some soiling
provenance: David Giladi, Ambassador of Israel to Hungary in the 1950's
Stern Gallery, Tel Aviv
Estate of Prof. Victor Deutsch
biography

Béla Kádár (1877-1956) Hungarian painter. Born in Budapest to a working-class Jewish family. After apprenticing as an iron-turner, he began studying in 1896 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest and painting murals. An exhibition held at the National Gallery in Hungary in 196 won him considerable acclaim. After traveling to Paris and Berlin, in 1923 Kádár first exhibited in Berlin at Walden’s "Der Sturm" Gallery and continued to exhibit there for several years. Kádár traveled to the United States, where he exhibited with the Société Anonyme at the Brooklyn Museum. He returned to Budapest in 1929.
As a modernist, his works have elements of Cubism, Futurism, Neo-Primitivism, Constructivism, and Expressionism. His subjects range from Hungarian legends, metaphysical, portraits, and fanciful decorative themes.