Békéssy, Leo (1890-1966)

Békéssy, Leo (1890-1966)

Leo Békéssy was a Hungarian artist known for landscapes, scenes and portraits. His paintings are often characterised by expressive brushwork and bold colour choices. The French post-impressionists appear to be an influence and the János Xantus Museum in Győr holds a collection of his works.

1890

Born in Oradea, Hungary.

1908

Entered the Royal Hungarian College of Fine Arts and studied under Károly Ferenczy (1862-1917).

1914

First exhibition in Budapest.

1919

Exhibited at the Győr Fine and Applied Arts Society where he continued to show his works thereafter.

1922

Became a teacher.

1925

Opened a school of drawing and painting. Former students include Miklós Borsos (1906-1990) and Árpád Illés (1908-1980).

c. 1930

The Daily News. From our collection.

1957

Retrospective exhibition at the Ernst Museum, Budapest. 120 works shown.

1966

Died in Gyor, Hungary.

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