László Mednyánszky

László Mednyánszky (1852 – 1919) was a Hungarian aristocrat, painter and philosopher, traveler and war correspondent in WWI. His work was largely influenced by the Impressionists, which he studied while living in Paris. Yet, the time period he worked in and his style makes him a Post-Impressionist. His paintings depict landscapes, everyday life of the poor, portraits of his family and friends. Large parts of his work were destroyed in WWII. His art was featured in a 2004 exhibition (70 works of Hungarian artists from the collection of Nicholas Salgo, a former US ambassador to Hungary) in NY titled ‘Everywhere a Foreigner and Yet Nowhere a Stranger’ – a line from Mednyanszky’s diary.

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