Eszter Mattioni

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Eszter Mattioni
Born1902 (1902)
Szekszárd, Hungary
Died1993 (aged 90–91)
Budapest, Hungary
EducationHungarian Academy of Fine Arts[1]
Known forPainting

Eszter Mattioni (1902 in Szekszárd – 1993 in Budapest) was a prominent twentieth century Hungarian painter.

Mattioni plaque

For five years she attended the Applied Arts Vocational School, then continued her studies for six years at the High School of Fine Arts as a student of Gyula Rudnay. From 1926 her works began to regularly feature at various exhibitions: a number of her works are prized acquisitions of fine arts museums both in Hungary and across Europe.

Between 1931 and 1942 she worked together with the Szolnok City group of artists the Zugliget which included Vilmos Aba-Novák, Károly Patkó, Emil Kelemen, Jenő Barcsay and Ernő Bánk.

She made study trips to Italy in 1935 where she met her future husband and to the Scandinavian countries in 1939 increasing her recognition and acclaim across Europe. In 1940 she was elected Honorary Life Member. In 1946 she became Member of the Pál Szinyei Merse Society which featured the most prominent painters of Hungary.

Her painting titled "Peasant bride" was acquired by the Louvre and exhibited in the aisle of the Musée du Luxembourg as early as 1937. A number of her works are public property of her hometown, Szekszárd.


  1. ^ "Mattioni, Eszter". Kieselbach Gallery & Auction House. Retrieved 27 October 2017.

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