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Perlrott Csaba Vilmos 1880 – 1955 (Street in Baia Mare)

Perlrott Csaba Vilmos

1880 – 1955

Born in Békéscsaba (Hungary) Perlrott Csaba Vilmos arrives in Baia Mare on the advice of his first teacher, József Koszta in 1903. Like many future Neoists, he chooses Béla-Ivany Grünwald as his master. Discover the exotic beauty of gypsies from the very beginning, painting portraits and compositions with this theme. Appreciating his artistic qualities, Ferenczy Károly proposes him for the Paris scholarship to the Julien Academy. Here he joins the Fauves group. He is influenced by Matisse, Cézanne, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Derain and Picasso. Returning to the Colony, starting in 1907, he works in the group of those outside the school, believing that the renewal of the spirit of the Colony is inevitable.

As a follower of the Neoists he joins with Géza Bornemisza to those led in the exodus from Kecskemét by Grünwald. Kecskemét lacks the landscape of the city, the atmosphere of the historical city, so it returns to the colony in 1912 and 1918. After World War I, he lived in Germany and Paris, then moved to Szentendre.

We are on Simion Barnuțiu Street, the place where the artist installed himself with the easel in search of a distinct approach to the emblematic architectural elements of the city. In the immediate vicinity of the tower of the former church of St. Stephen we also identify the Holy Trinity church built in the Transylvanian Baroque style between 1717-1720. The place of worship initially served the Jesuit order, being built on the site of another medieval church dedicated to Saint Martin.

Perlrott Csaba Vilmos 1880 – 1955
(Street in Baia Mare)