Basil Ivan Rakoczi
(1908 - 1979)
Basil Ivan Rakoczi was active/lived in United Kingdom, Ireland, England. Basil Rakoczi is known for still life, figure, and genre painting.
SELF PORTRAIT WITH PLANT, c.1940s
Biography Basil Ivan Rakoczi
Basil Rakoczi (1908-1979)
The Irish-Hungarian landscape artist, still-life and figure painter Basil Rakoczi, was born in London in 1908. His mother, an artist's model, was a native of County Cork. After a childhood spent in England and France, he studied painting and drawing at the Brighton School of Art. He then went to Paris where he studied fine art at the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere*. On returning to London, Rakoczi first worked as a commercial artist before turning to painting full-time. In 1935, Basil Rakoczi founded the Society for Creative Psychology, mirroring his twin interests in art and psychology. He soon met and became close friends with Kenneth Hall, a like-minded artist, and the
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