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Artist: Janos Czencz
Year: 1920-1930 ca.
Technique: etching colored with aquarelle on cream smooth paper
Signature: pencil, lower right; edition size: not stated
Dimensions: image 12 x 16.9 in (30.5 x 42.9 cm); sheet 17 x 22 in (43.2 x 55.9 cm)
Description: Excellent condition
Biography: Born in Ostffyasszonyfa, Hungary in 1885 and died in Szekszard, Hungary in 1960. He was a teacher when he began his art studies at the Sample Drawing School (Mintarajz) in Budapest under Masters Laszlo Hegedus, Aladar Edvi Illes and Tivadar Zemplenyi. In 1911 he achieved much success with “The Mirror,” his first major work exhibited at the Kunsthalle. He was much influenced by the work of painter Stephen Kiss, especially in his colorful nude figures and drapery. Between 1918-31 he participated in a number of collective exhibitions. He received the Rudics Prize in 1918 and the Ballo Ede Prize in 1934. Several of his works are in the permanent collection of the Hungarian National Gallery.