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Eszter Mattioni

by on August 24, 2016

Eszter Mattioni, deceased Hungarian modernist artist (1902, Szekszárd – 1993, Budapest).

Eszter Mattioni was a prominent twentieth century Hungarian painter. (1902, Szekszárd – 1993, Budapest)

For five years she attended the Applied Arts Vocational School, then continued her studies for six years at the High School of Fine Arts as a student of Gyula Rudnay. Starting in 1926 her paintings began to regularly feature at various exhibitions: a number of her works were acquired by fine arts museums in Hungary and throughout Europe.

Between 1931 and 1942 she worked together with the Szolnok City group of artists the Zugliget which included Vilmos Aba-Novák, Károly Patkó, Emil Kelemen, Jenő Barcsay and Ernő Bánk.

She made study trips to Italy in 1935 where she met her husband. In 1939 she travelled to the Scandinavian countries increasing her recognition and acclaim across Europe. In 1946 she became a Member of the Pál Szinyei Merse Society which featured the most prominent painters of Hungary.

Her painting titled “Peasant bride” was acquired by the Louvre (Paris, France) and exhibited in the aisle of the Musée du Luxembourg as early as 1937. A number of her works are part of the public property of her hometown art collection in Szekszárd.


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