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Nagy Oszkár 1883 – 1965 (The Vineyards Bridge)

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.

The Vineyards Bridge, the connecting path of the old fortress that allowed access through the Bridge Gate (the northern gate), represents the first crossing built over the Săsar river, with a history of over four centuries, which facilitated the connection between the old city and the vast wine-growing expanse at the foot of the hills that guard it. Inspiration for many artists, Nagy Oszkár offers us a perspective in which the bridge is presented in the foreground, in agreement with cold shades of blue and green that dialog with the sky shades from the same chromatic register.

Nagy Oszkár 1883 – 1965
(The Vineyards Bridge)