DONÁT, János
(b. 1744, Klosterneuzell, d. 1830, Pest)


Hungarian painter. He learnt to paint at M. Meytens, V. Fischer and Sambach in Prague and Vienna. First he lived in Vienna and painted portraits. He moved to Pest in 1810 and painted some remarkable classicist portraits, e.g. Ferenc Kazinczy (1812) and Benedek Virág (1815). His mythological compositions (Resting Venus, Orpheus and Euridike, and Proserpina) after English copper engravings and altar-pieces were mostly inferior to his portraits.

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