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Watering the Calf

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Artist: Aladar Edvi Illes
Year: 1930-1940 ca.
Technique: etching colored with aquarelle by Istvan Prihoda on cream wove paper
Signature: pencil, lower right; edition size: not stated
Dimensions: image 10.6 x 15.3 in (26.9 x 38.9 cm); sheet 16.9 x 24.6 in (42.9 x 62.5 cm)
Description: Excellent condition
Biography: Born in Pest, Hungary in 1870 and died in Budapest in 1958. He studied at the Sample Drawing School (Mintarajz) in Budapest under Masters Bertalan Szekely and Janos Greguss, then at the Julian Academy in Paris (1893-95), then to London to focus on watercolors and then Italy under a scholarship in 1897 where he lived for a number of years. He began exhibiting at the Kunsthalle in 1891 to much acclaim. From 1903 onwards, he was a teacher at the Fine Arts Academy and worked with the artists colonies at Kecskemet, Nagybanya and Szentendre. His oil paintings, watercolors and etchings dealt mostly with common folk in naturalistic scenes and their animals in an intimate and realistic manner. His works were exhibited internationally and won many juried and national awards, including Gold Medals in Munich (1909), the Kuntshalle State Art Gallery (Hungary, 1916), Barcelona (1939), as well as the Munkacsy Prize (Hungary, 1925), Hungarian State Artist of Merit (1958). Many of his works can be found in England, Italy, Turkey, Romania, Croatia and the Netherlands. Many of his works can be found in the Hungarian National Gallery.