Thursday, April 23, 2015

Pal Balkay

The Sister and Brother
oil on canvas
143 x 120 cm
private collection
other detain unknown

Pal Balkay (1785-1846) was a Hungarian painter and teacher best known for his portrait of "The Sister and Brother". He was born in Tiszaors. Following his studies in Vienna, he returned in 1808 to Hungary, where he taught art in the town of Eger from 1817. He painted many altar pictures and allegorical compositions on mythological figures and themes.