(1861 - 1928)
Gyula Tornai was active/lived in Hungary. Gyula Tornai is known for Genre painting.
Biography Gyula Tornai
Gyula Tornai was born in 1861 in a small town in Hungary known as Görgö.
He began his artistic career seeking a formal education in the
academies in Vienna, Munich and Budapest where he studied under
prominent artists such as Hans Makart and Gyula Benczúr.
was heavily influenced by Makart's aestheticism and tonality known as Makartstil
("Makart's style" in German). The vibrantly colored and theatrical,
large-scale paintings held a lasting effect on Tornai and are evident in
the complex nature of many of his works.
Tornai began his career
painting numerous genre scenes, however after his travels to more
exotic locales, his choice of subjects changed dramatically. His ea
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