WAGNER, Sándor
(1838, Pest - 1919, Munich)

Painter. He was a pupil of Henrik Weber, then studied in Vienna. He was a pupil of Piloty at the Munich Academy in 1856-64. "Dugovics Titusz", 1859, and "Izabella's Farewell from Transylvania", his early major works, were inspired by romantic historic painting. From 1866 onwards, he was a teacher of the Munich academy. Although he still painted pictures on folk life ("Hussars' Bravura", "Csikós Competition in Debrecen"), his art became superficial adjusting to the Munich style. His panorama picture on the entrance of Emperor Constantin attracted much attention. He visited Hungary and Italy fairly often. "Mátyás Defeats Holubár", a fresco for the Pest Vigadó, shows Piloty's influence. He was a teacher of Pál Szinyei Merse.

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