Between 1869 and 1871 he attended the Vienna Academy and from 1871 onwards the Munich Academy. In 1874 he returned to Hungary and after a short stay in Szolnok, he travelled to Paris where he was a pupil of Munkácsy. He painted genre pictures in the style of the Munichnaturalism.
From 1876 onwards he lived in Szolnok and Budapest, and was a teacher of the School of Decorative Arts.
His works Chatting (1880) and Leave Me Alone (1886), were genre pictures which he specialized in with naturalist style establishing him as a renowned artist throughout Hungary. Many of his works are now on display at the Hungarian National Gallery.