(b. 1874, Budapest, d. 1919, Budapest)

Still-Life with Sieve, Roll and Mug

c. 1910
Oil on cardboard, 33 x 48 cm
Private collection

János Nagy Balogh's motivation was to understand and show the creative power of art through everyday objects and the rituals of manual labour. As he could not afford to participate in lengthy artistic training, he had to recourse to constant analytic observation and interpretative representation to help him achieve increasingly mature artistic expression. In creating his own style he took some guidance from compositions by the Dutch masters and Millet.

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