• Impressionist and Modern Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5485

    Impressionist and Modern Art

    21 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 75

    Sandor Bortnyik (1893-1976)


    Price Realised  


    Sandor Bortnyik (1893-1976)
    signed, dated and inscribed 'BORTNYIK 1924 WEIMAR' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    23¾ x 32¼in. (65 x 82cm.)

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    Bortnyik studied under Rippl-Rónai in Budapest where he channelled his revolutionary ideas into linocuts and poster printing. After the fall of the Hungarian Soviet Republic the artist was forced to emigrate, and in 1922 settled in Weimar. Although not a member of the Bauhaus, he was greatly influenced by its principles and methods. His work is characterised by the co-existence of plain constructions, expressionism and cubism.

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