5 facts about Jenő Barcsay

By Gwylym Owen

Jenő Barcsay (14 January 1900, Katona, Austria-Hungary (today Cătina, Romania) – 2 April 1988, Budapest, Hungary) was a Hungarian painter.

Born in Katona, Hungary in 1900, Barcsay was a descendant of an aristocratic intimates from Transylvania. In 1919, he went to Budapest to begin his studies in the Fine Art School and graduated in 1924. The summer of 1926 was spent in Makó and Hódmezővásárhely, where he worked upon the constructive structural powers in landscapes. In that year, he went to Paris for a year where he discovered the works of Cézanne. His paintings greatly influenced the youngster artist.

While in Italy in 1927, Barcsay bookish about the Quattrocento commotion of the in front Renaissance, particularly the anatomical studies of the period. He became a resident of Szentendre after many visits and embarked on another fellowship to Paris in 1929 to comprehend the rules of cubism. He became a university at the Municipal Apprentice School from 1931 to 1945 and highly developed became a college at the Fine Art School of Budapest from 1945 until his retirement, where he taught figure sketching and anatomy.

Anatomy for the Artist Book Includes detailed drawings of the human body for the fine artist in 142 full page plates. These drawings enlarge bones, muscles, and joints.

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