János Apátfalvi Czene (1904-1984)
Born in Budapest October 24, 1904, his art training began at the Hungarian Royal Academy of Fine Art under noted Hungarian painters Gyula Rudnay, Károly Lyka, Zsigmond Kisfaludi Strobl and István Csók. His first exhibition in 1926 was eventually followed by more than 60 exhibitions over the next 25 years, of which 8 were solo shows. In 1938 he participated in the Venice Biennial where he attracted popular appreciation of his work. He received a two-year grant to study in Italy at the Collegium Hungaricum in Rome during which time he also studied in Naples and Venice.
Although he was acknowledged by his colleagues, his conservatism and lack of enthusiasm for modern
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