Peasant Women with Wine JugsPeasant Women with Wine Jugs
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Peasant Women with Wine Jugs

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Artist: Antal Jancsek
Year: 1930-1940 ca.
Technique: oil on canvas
Signature: signed lower right
Dimensions: 20 x 24 in (50.8 x 61 cm); not stretched or framed
Biography: Born in Budapest in 1907 and died there in 1985. He studied initially at the Artur Podolini-Volkman free art school and later at the Magyar Kiralyi Kepzovuveszet Foiskola (Hungarian Royal Academy of Fine Art). His paintings are in the Hungarian National Gallery’s collection. His teachers included Artur Podolini-Volkman, Oszkar Glatz, Andor Dudits and Janos Vaszary. His landscapes and figural works were exhibited in the Hungarian National Salon beginning in 1932 and thereafter throughout Europe. The subject painting is an unusual work of the artist. Typically, he utilized lighter colors and more gentle forms in his still-lifes and portraiture. During the 1930s, he was influenced by Hungarian Master Vilmos Aba-Novak’s compositions on rural peasant life, which is evident here.