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Henrik Weber: 14 cool facts

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By Gwylym Owen

Henrik Wéber known as Henrik Weber (24 May 1818, in Pest – 14 May 1866, in Pest) was a Hungarian portrait and chronicles painter in the Realism movement. He is considered as one of the greatest Hungarian painters of the Biedermeier period.

Henrik Weber was as an excellent portrait painter of his times and a significant figure in Hungarian archives painting. Accordingly, he was one of the members of artists working on the opening of national art in the 1830s and 1840s. His most rich paintings are the death of John Hunyadi, the King Matthias and Ilonka Szép, and the King Solomon in prison. He had a great influence upon his contemporaries, and his students included Károly Lotz. In the 1860s, he made lithographs presenting Hungarian historical events for the journal “Az Ország Tükre”.

The Hungarian National Gallery preserves several paintings and drawings of this master of the Biedermeier painting.

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