Rezso Burghardt Painting "Crossing the River"
About Rezso Burghardt Painting "Crossing the River"
Rezso Burghardt (1884-1968) is a well known and highly regarded Hungarian painter. His formal training began in Budapest from 1903-1911 and he continued his studies in Milan, Rome, Paris and London. He returned to Budapest at the Academy of Fine Art in Gyuli Benczur from 1913-1919 were he later taught from 1937-1948. In 1904, Burghardt began exhibiting his work and received accolades from the artistic Community both on a national and abroad. He received a number of medals for juried exhibitions and official awards, including the prestigious National Art Award in 1952. Common subject mattered addressed in Burghardt's work are landscapes, city views and nuanced still-life paintings. His depictions of women and his ability to reproduce the atmosphere of intimacy has also highlighted by critics and audience alike. "Crossing the River", circa 1950s. Oil on canvas, signed on the lower right. Dimensions: 59" W x 35" H, overall size is 65" x 41".