Maria Szantho was born on July 31, 1897 in the city of Szeged which is in the south part of Hungary. She had an extraordinary life, gifted in arts, and achieved fame and international appreciation and honor. Her paintings are well known at galleries and auction houses, and part of many collections.
Her full name with correct Hungarian spelling is "bácsai Szánthó Mária". The forename "bácsai" should be written with lower case 'b' as this part of the name is a title of nobility.
She married three times. All three of her husbands passed away and she never had any children. Her third husband was Dr. Ferenc Klauschek, hence some sources mention her as Klauschek Ferencné ("né" is the equivalent of Mr
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