Ferenczy, Károly

Ferenczy, Károly


Born Feb. 8, 1862, in Vienna; died Mar. 18, 1917, in Budapest. Hungarian painter.

Ferenczy studied in Rome (1884) and Munich. From 1887 to 1889 he studied at the Académie Julien in Paris. He was a member of an artists’ colony in Nagybánya, in what is now Rumania, from 1896 to 1906. He became a professor at the Budapest Academy of Arts in 1905.

Ferenczy, who was influenced by J. Bastien-Lepage, was one of the leading Hungarian landscape painters of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His works, noted for their highly ornamental color schemes and composition, include genre scenes (Boys Throwing Stones, 1890; Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest), as well as landscapes and numerous compositions depicting scenes from the Gospels and other books of the Bible.


Genthon, I. Ferenczy Károly. Budapest, 1963.