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Nagy Oszkár 1883 – 1965 (Stephan’s Tower)

Nagy Oszkár

1883 – 1965

Painter and graphic artist, Nagy Oszkár studied between 1913 and 1915 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest. He was a soldier in World War I, then a prisoner of war in Italy in 1917. In 1919 he returned home to Arad. He worked with Adolf Fényes at the artists’ Colony in Szolnok (Hungary), then at the artists’ Colony in Kecskemét (Hungary) with Béla Iványi Grünwald. In 1920 he comes briefly to Baia Mare, and in the same year he will return to Italy, this time for studies. Since 1922 he spent most of his time at Baia Sprie where he also created for more than forty years. Since 1922, he has presented his works at individual exhibitions in Satu Mare, Oradea, Arad or Timisoara. Landscape artist, in the vast majority of his creations, Nagy Oszkár proves to be plurivalent, because the thematic multiplicity is one of the main characteristics of the painting from Baia Mare.

Emblematic edifice, constitutive element of the coat of arms of Baia Mare, Stefan Tower, defines the bell tower of the former Gothic church with the same name, built in the 15th century and demantelized in 1848. Nagy Oszkár placed his easel in this place in 1960, on the noon of an autumn day, inspired by this perspective.

Nagy Oszkár 1883 – 1965
(Stephan’s Tower)