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SKUTECZKY, DAMIANUS:

Hungarian genre and portrait painter; born at Kis-Györ Feb. 9, 1850. After he had studied at the Kunstakademie under Geiger, a state scholarship enabled him to go to Italy, where he settled at Venice. He had already acquired a reputation through his scenes from Venetian life when he attracted general attention by his "Evil Tongues," exhibited at the Vienna Exposition. In 1885 he returned to Hungary. He lives alternately at Budapest and Neusohl. His best-known paintings are: "Interessante Märchen"; "S. Modernes Paris" (in the collection of the emperor Francis Joseph); "Das Schmelzen des Kupfers"; "Tägliches Brod"; "Andacht" (purchased by the government for the Kunsthistorisches Museum); and "Schadenfreude" (in the National Museum). Skuteczky has devoted himself to the history and theory of art also, studying especially the technique of the Renaissance.

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