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Dezso Czigany

 (1883 - 1937)
Dezso Czigany was active/lived in Hungary.  Dezso Czigany is known for fauve townscape, fruit still life, figure and portrait painting.

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Dezso Czigany


Dezso Czigany (1 June 1883 – 31 December 1937) was a Hungarian painter who was born and died in Budapest. He was one of The Eight (1909-1918), who first exhibited under that name in Budapest in 1911 and were influential in introducing cubism*, fauvism* and expressionism* into Hungarian art.

Many of them had studied in Munich and, even more importantly, Paris, from which they brought back leading techniques and artistic movements. They were part of the radical intellectual culture in Budapest in the early 20th century, associated with such poets as Endre Ady and composers as Bela Bartok. In 1937, Czigany killed his family and committed suicide in what was considered a psychotic breakdown.

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Self-Portrait in Hat (in the Light of Fire)




About  Dezso Czigany

Born:  1883 - Budapest, Hungary
Died:   1937 - Budapest, Hungary
Known for:  fauve townscape, fruit still life, figure and portrait painting