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Friday
Oct022015

S├índor Brodszky: Hungarian Painter

Sándor Brodszky - Pond in the Alps - 1853 - Oil on canvas, 105 x 133 cm - Private collection (click photo for larger image)Hungarian Painter Sándor Brodszky (1819-1901) studied medicine in Pest, before moving on in 1841 to the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Vienna, where he studied painting under Josef Mössmer (1780-1845) and Franz Steinfeld (1787-1868). In 1845 he went to Munich, where he spent ten years, during which time he studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste under Albert Zimmermann (1808-88) and Friedrich Voltz (1817-86). His ideal landscape painter, however, was Carl Rottmann. As well as many successful exhibitions in Germany, from 1842 he regularly exhibited landscapes and still-lifes in the annual exhibitions of the Artists' Association of Pest (Pesti Muegylet) and he settled in the capital in 1856. After 1870 he was one of the conservative landscape painters in Hungary who preserved the traditions of the artists in Vienna and Munich during the 1840s and 1850s.