János Jankó

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János Jankó.

János Jankó (1833–1896) was a Hungarian painter, caricaturist and graphicist. He is furthermore notable as one of the earliest Hungarian comics artists.[1]


Jankó was born in Tótkomlós. He started to teach graphics while he was still at high school. Later he studied in Vienna, where he became known for his caricatures.[2] His drawings were published in several Hungarian humor magazines, and they were popular and typical of the era. [3]