Adalbert Erdelyi’s pioneering work

Adalbert Erdelyi was one of the founders of the Transcarpathian School of Painting, anxious to set off the Carpathian region on its track to artistic relevance. He suffered greatly from the way the Soviet system was suppressing the creative spirit and his progressive ideas were alienating him from the rest of the society. He died in 1955. With the advantage of the time passed and wounds somewhat healed, I will use a quote by Olga Petrova to define his uniqueness. He was…

“…the artist who… inoculated European taste and respect to our land, an intellectual who realized the evolution of artistic forms and remained one of the prominent figures in the 20th century art.”(1) 

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In the Frontyard (1930) by Bela Erdelyi