(1894 - 1960)
Istvan Szonyi was active/lived in Hungary. Istvan Szonyi is known for expressionist portrait, landscape, and figure painting.
The following information is from the website of the Szonyi István Memorial Museum
Before entering the rooms of the museum let us say some words about Szonyi’s life. He was born in 1894, in Újpest. After finishing the grammar school he was admitted to the Academy of Fine Arts in the autumn of 1913. His first master was Károly Ferenczy, who in the summer of 1914 took his students – among them István Szonyi, as well - to the Artists’ Colony of Nagybánya. As a soldier on leave, Szonyi also spent the summers of 1917 and 1918 there. The young painter could get direct impressions of the colony and the life of the free school before and during World War I. The summers spent in Nagybánya played an important role in the artist ... Displaying 750 of 6775 characters.