Karlovszky, Bertalan (1858-1938) - Still Life on Table (Private Collection)
Oil on wood; 23.5 x 32.5 cm.
Hungarian painter. After studying in Munich and Paris, he settled down in Budapest, his native town, where he was first engaged in illustrations, then in studies of heads ("Hungarian Peasant Woman") and portraits. He was famous for his portraits which were as accurate as photos. Even his larger pictures had a miniature-like treatment of textures and details of faces. He was a typical representative of the so-called Art Gallery naturalism. He ran a private art school in Budapest for some time.
He was awarded several prizes. He became a teacher of the Art School, Budapest in 1928. His major works include "Gyula Rózsavölgyi", "Female Nude in Workshop", "István Kléh" (1920), "G.H. Becker, Minister of Education, Prussia" (1932), "Árpád Ódry as Hamlet" and "Self Portrait", all in the collection of the Hungarian National Gallery.