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Walking to Sunday Mass

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Artist: Nandor Vydai Brenner
Year: 1930 ca.
Technique: etching colored with aquarelle on heavyweight paper
Signature: pencil, lower right; edition size: not stated
Dimensions: image 11.3 x 15 in (28.7 x 38.1 cm); sheet 16.9 x 24 in (42.9 x 61 cm)
Description: Excellent condition
Biography: Born in Budapest, Hungary in 1903, date of death unknown. He was a painter and graphical artist who studied initially at the School of Arts between 1918-21 with Master Eugene Haranghy, then at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts between 1923-25 with Master Oszkar Glatz, then Julian Academy in Paris. He began exhibiting his work in 1920 and attracted immediate attention. In 1925 he won Hungary’s Benczur Prize, in 1926 he won a Gold Medal in the Hungarian National Exhibition for a religiously-themed work in a Baroque-style copperplate engraving, followed with the Ferencz Jozsef Prize in 1928. He was a member of the Munkacsy Ceh and Szinyei Merse Art Groups His paintings reflect the influence of both naturalism and expressive elements and he participated in major exhibitions throughout, Hungary, Europe and the U.S.