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 Ferenc John Imrey  (1885 - 1963)

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Lived/Active: California/District Of Columbia / Hungary      Known for: painting, illustration, graphic art, teaching

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BIOGRAPHY for Ferenc Imrey
1885 (Pecs, Hungary)
1963 (Washington District Of Columbia)

California/District Of Columbia / Hungary

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Born on July 6, 1885, "Frank" Imrey studied in Paris at Ecole des Beaux Arts and in Budapest at the Royal Academy.  While serving in the Hungarian Imperial Army during WWI, he was captured by the Russians and escaped across Siberia and China.

He moved to Los Angeles in 1923.  By 1940 he was a teacher at the National School of Art in Washington, DC. He died there in March 1963.

LA Public Library, 1923; Stendahl Gallery (LA), 1923; Loew's Theater (LA), 1924; Painters & Sculptors of So. Calif., 1924; Barker Bros (LA), 1924; GGIE, 1939. Murals: U.S. War Dept.
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Los Angeles Times, 6-17-1923; Who's Who in American Art 1940.
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