Géza Maróti

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Géza Maróti (1875-1941) was a Hungarian architect, sculptor, painter, and applied artist.[1]

Maróti was from a rural merchant family and began his career as a woodcarver but later went on to complete studies in Budapest and Vienna.[1] He settled in Zebegeny before the outbreak of World War I and went on to complete numerous commissions both as an architect and a sculptor for public building projects. His work, a cultural history of Atlantis, is still unpublished.

The eclectic building of the Liszt Ferenz Music Academy (1907) which is adorned with Maroti's sculptures

Major works[edit]

(buildings with sculptures executed by Maróti unless otherwise stated)

  • 1904-1907. Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest.
  • 1905. Gresham Palace, Budapest.
  • Lending bank, Budapest.
  • Trading Bank, Budapest.
  • 1905-1910. Pest National Savings Company, Budapest.
  • 1906. International exhibition pavilion, Milano. The original burnt down but its predecessor won Maroti a number of awards and prizes.
  • 1908. Mexico City Teatro Nacional (Mexican National Opera Theatre) today it is called the Palacio de Bellas Artes: sculptures and mosaic work.
  • 1911. World exhibition pavilion, Torino.
  • 1912-1914. Maróti villa, Zebegény: sculptures and fountains.
  • 1927-1932. Detroit buildings bronze and granite sculptures and decorations. Other American works:
  • Fisher Building, Detroit, Livingstone Memorial lighthouse, Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Foreman Bank Building, Hurison Motor Co. Building (likely the Hudson Motor Car Company building), Times Building.
  • Lagymanyos plans, never built, for oval and university sport precinct
  • 1938. Országzászló, Heroe's square with Christ memorial at calvary hill, Zebegeny. Unfinished due to the war and Soviet takeover of power.
  • 1933-1940. More than 600 page study on the lost city of Atlantis which was finished in German but translated into English but not published.


  1. ^ a b Maróti Géza, Hungarian Electronic Library, retrieved 13 May 2012 (in Hungarian)