Frigyes Feszl

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The native form of this personal name is Feszl Frigyes. This article uses the Western name order.
Portrait of Frigyes Feszl by Sterio Károly, 1847

Frigyes Feszl (February 20, 1821 – July 25, 1884) was an architect and a significant figure in the Hungarian romantic movement.[Amazon.com 1]

Life[edit]

Ornamental detail from the Dohany Street synagogue

Born in Pest, Hungary, into a family of German origin, Feszl's father was a master wood carver. He was the fifth of fourteen children and two of his brothers, József (1819–1866) and János (1822–1852) also became architects.

Feszl attended the Piarist gymnasium between 1830 and 1835, subsequently studying under architect József Hild. In 1839 he was able to travel overseas and with his brother József enrolled in the Fine Arts Academy in Munich.

He married Regina Hoffman (d. 1851) in 1849 who bore him two children, Regina (1849–1870) and Frigyes (1850-1910). Feszl remarried after his first wife's death, in 1858 he married Vilma Quandt (1827–1902).

Between 1861 and 1865 he studied painting in Paris and became a member of the architect's guild in 1866. He died in Budapest, aged 63.

Major works[edit]

1845

  • Competition design for the Hungarian Parliament, Pest

1846-49

1851-53

1854-1863

1872-74

1876-1884

(works in collaboration with others: Former Capucine Church, Water town (St Elizabeth Parish Church) and Abbey, Christine Town tunnel entrance, with Jozsef Pan: former London Hotel in the inner city.)

References[edit]

  • Translated from Hungarian Wikipedia
  1. ^ edited by Kinga Frojimovics, Géza Komoróczy. Jewish Budapest: Monuments, Rites, History. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Frigyes Feszl at Wikimedia Commons