Gyula Aggházy

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Self-portrait (date unknown)

Gyula Aggházy (20 March 1850 in Dombóvár – 23 May 1919 in Budapest) was a Hungarian genre painter and art teacher.


As a young man, he was equally interested in music and art and, for a short time, played violin at the National Theater. Between 1869 and 1874 he attended the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich.[1] In 1874 he returned to Hungary and after a short stay in Szolnok (a popular gathering spot for painters), he travelled to Paris where he was a pupil of Mihály Munkácsy.[1]

From 1876 onwards he divided his time between the art colony in Szolnok and Budapest, and was a teacher at the Hungarian Royal National School of Arts and Crafts[1] (now the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design). In 1897, he became a Professor at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts.

His genre works in the Naturalist style were very popular and many are now on display at the Hungarian National Gallery.

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  1. ^ a b c Brief biography @ Magyar Elektronikus Könyvtár.

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