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BASCH, ÀRPÀD:

Hungarian painter; born at Budapest 1873. He purposed at first to follow an industrial career, and attended the department of metallurgy at the Staatliche Mittelschule (government school) for one year. He then went to Munich, where he became a pupil of Simon Hollósy. Upon his return to Budapest he worked in the academies of Bihari and Karlovsky and then went to Paris, where, for three years, he was a pupil of Bonnat, Dousset, and Jean Paul Laurens. On his return to Budapest he undertook the redaction of the art division of the "Magyar Genius." Several commissions for the Millennia Exposition were executed by him. To the painting of posters he devoted considerable attention. Basch is a collaborator on "The Poster" and on "Les Maîtres de I'Affiche." At present his principal occupation, however, is in water-color decorative painting.

Bibliography:
  • Pallas Lexikon;
  • Magyar Genius.
S. M. W.
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