Nagy, Sándor Németbánya, 1869 - 1950, Gödöllő
He first studied at the National Apprentice School of Decorative Arts, then won a scholarship to Rome in 1890, and became a pupil at the Julian Academy of Paris in 1892 - returning to Hungary in 1900. He had formed a close friendship and good working relationship with Aladár Körösfői-Kriesch in Rome. Though he participated in the life and work of the artists colony of Gödöllő right from the start, he did not settle there until 1907. He prepared single and duplicable graphic pieces, worked with leather, while his furniture and wall hanging designs are widely known. He was involved in the greatest enterprise undertaken by the Hungarian Art Nouveau, in the design of the décor of the Cultural Palace of Marosvásárhely, to which he contributed stained glass window designs. His windows are also in the reception hall of the Royal Palace in the Hague; sgrafittos on the facade of the theatre in Veszprém and the execution of fresco complexes are among his monumental commissions (as in the Church of Saint Elisabeth in Pesterzsébet). He taught this technique, as well as methods of preparing tapestry and mosaics at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts from 1934 onwards.
Bibliography: R. Gellér, Katalin: Nagy Sándor, (A Művészet Kiskönyvtára, 123), Budapest, Corvina, 1978. o Nagy Sándor, 1869-1950, ed. Géczi János, Vár Ucca Tizenhét, 1999/2.
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