Theme/Style Modernism, figurative art, still lifes, Abstraction
Media Oils, watercolors, charcoal, graphite and pastel drawings
Artistic Focus De Erdely’s works are considered a masterful extension of a humanistic tradition that has its roots in ancient Greece, Rome and the Italian Renaissance. His early volumetric treatment of images gave way over the years, to a style that uses flat shapes and the angularity of Cubism to simplify its subject matter.
• Born in Budapest, Hungary, Francis de Erdely
studied art in his native city, as well as in Madrid and Paris, and began
his career in Europe. But his depictions of the atrocities he witnessed
there in the 1930s angered the Gestapo, forcing him to flee.
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