Vaszary, János (1867-1939)
His masters included Bertalan Székely at the School of Decorative Art. He went on with his studies in Munich and at the Julian Academy in Paris. He was particularly influenced by Bastien-Lepage and Puvi de Chevannes. He painted pictures with a social message ("Servant", 1902). His pictures on soldiers of World War I are particularly moving. Later he painted expressionistic visions ("Golgotha"). His style, witty and superficial as influenced by French art, often changed. The influence of Les Fauves, Matisse, Dufy and Van Dongen are present in his works. After his visit to Paris, he painted pictures of towns in delicate colours. As a teacher of art, he supported avantgarde trends.