Lot 4
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Károly Patkó

10,000 - 15,000 GBP
27,500 GBP
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  • Károly Patkó
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  • signed and dated Patkó 1930 lower right
  • tempera and gouache on board
  • 83.5 by 95cm., 32¾ by 37½in.


Acquired from the artist by the late owner in Vienna circa 1933; thence by descent

Catalogue Note

Painted in 1930, the present work and the other paintings by Patkó in this sale (lots 5, 55 & 56) were acquired at an exhibition of his work in Vienna circa 1933. Patkó died in 1941 and a retrospective exhibition was inaugurated at the Nemzeti Salon in November of that year.

Károly Patkó obtained his Professor’s diploma at the School of Fine Arts in 1919. Along with the Hungarian painters Paul Molnár, Vilmos Aba-Novak,  Béla Kádár and Robert Berény, he represented the country’s Neue Sachlichkeit movement. Patkó's works are a combination of Neo-Primitivism and constructivism, usually depicting mythological scenes, rural life or idyllic landscapes.