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Torah Scroll, Prayer Shawl, Books and Candelabra

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Artist: Janos Czene Apatfalvi
Year: 1940-1950 ca
Technique: oil on canvas
Signature: signed lower right
Dimensions: 23.6 x 30 in (59.9 x 76.2 cm); not stretched or framed
Description: Excellent condition
Biography: Born in Budapest, Hungary in 1904 and died there in 1984. He studied at the Hungarian Royal Academy of Fine Art with Istvan Csok and was heavily influenced by Gyula Rudnay. His work is realistic in style, with rich colors and clear, sharply defined contours. He was influenced by and became a member of the New Classicism (Novecento) of the Roman School where he studied under a full scholarship from the Collegium Hungaricum from1938 to 1939. He first exhibited independently 1926 and thereafter annually at the Palace of Exhibitions (Mucsarnok), the Muterem, Mubarat and the Venice Biennale in 1938. He won the Szinnyei Award in 1930.