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National Gallery Extends Its Vaszary Exhibition

09 January 2023

In view of the great success of ‘Vaszary. The exhibition’, which includes two dozen works by János Vaszary that have been latent until now, will be open until April 2 at the Hungarian National Gallery in Budapest.

Of the 70 or so works on show, 24 were previously unknown to both the profession and the public. The works ‘lying dormant’ in the museum's collection have never been reproduced anywhere before, and were brought to the public collection directly from the artist's studio or his estate, the National Gallery said in a statement.

As the organizers point out, János Vaszary was one of the most versatile figures of 20th century Hungarian art, one of the first representatives of Art Nouveau in Hungary in the late 1890s, and later he also created in the style of Impressionism, Expressionism and Art Deco.

The paintings on show represent almost all periods of his oeuvre, from the early Impressionist period to Expressionist compositions, from Parisian Art Deco to Danube Corridor paintings and Mediterranean coastal scenes.

The exhibition is complemented by other Vaszary masterpieces in the museum's collection, as well as lesser-known major works on loan from private collections, long thought to be in hiding.

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