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Erzsi Csillag 1890 ca. - after 1928

 Erzsi Csillag


One of our female photographers who brought a new color, strange, sensitive atmosphere to the portrait photography of Budapest in the tenth-twentieth of the last century. In addition to her remaining portraits, some of her painterly landscapes and artistic photos have also appeared on the walls of contemporary exhibitions.

1914: the Érdekes Újság reports that she is studying photography in Copenhagen.

Cca.1916:  She opened a studio in Budapest, IV. Deák Ferenc Street 17, where many well-known people of the age were, like Frigyes Karinthy, István Szegedi. She is a teacher of the Department of Photography at the Women's Training School (Bp. VI. Aréna Street 17.). On March 30, the Hungarian National Organization of Photographers held its first annual general meeting in the big hall of the National Industry Association, where Erzsébet Csillag was elected as a member of the Board.

1920: She married to the writer, Dr. István Schenk Szegedi. She died young, her oeuvre lost.

Exhibitions:MAOSZ Photoart Exhibition Budapest, 1920, Second Exhibition of the Hungarian National Association of Amateur Photographers in the Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest, 1922, MAOSZ IV., Art Photo Exhibition of Erzsi Csillag, Budapest, 1924.

Literature:The Light1915.X.9. (Announcement) Theater Life, Jan. 1917 21-28. No.4, p.43, 1. April 1917, Károly Kincses: Fotoabc (biographical database 1839-2019)


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