Lajos JAMBOR Hungarian Lady

This is a large and lovely oil painting on canvas by the Hungarian American artist, Lajos ( Louis ) Jambor (1884-1955). Canvas measures 24" by 31.5" and frame measures 32" by 38.5" by 5". Signed by the artist. Underside carries the stamped hallmark for the Iparmuveszeti Muzeum, the Museum of Applied Arts in Budapest Hungary, indicating the piece was authenticated and approved for export in accordance with Hungarian law.

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This beautiful work depicts a woman in a fine summer dress with sun umbrella in hand, standing in a yard at the height of spring or summer. She is admiring a gathering of cut flowers, arranged beautifully on the wooden folding chair beside her.

Jambor's works are regularly offered at major auction in the U.S. and throughout Europe, and his reputation is on the rise. The highest known sale price worldwide for a work by Jambor occured just four months ago when a piece entitled "The Picnic" was sold for $37,500 by Bonhams & Butterfields in San Francisco, on August 8 2005 in lot 27. This sale exceeded the mid-range auction estimate by +$7,500. Another notable sale was a painting entitled "Washerwoman at Dusk" which sold for $20,700 on 6/25/1998 in lot 5039 at Butterfields.

Jambor was born in Nagyvarad Hungary in 1884. He attended the Royal Art Academy in Budapest on a government scholarship, and studied abroad under Frank Gebhard in Dusseldorf Germany. He received many awards and was elected to the Royal Academy of the Society of Art before emigrating to the U.S. in 1923. He was a prolific and versatile artist with a wide variety of interests. He is known for his religious paintings, book illustrations and public murals, but also is admired for his portraits, genre scenes and still life works as well. Jambor is especially known for his illustrations for the 1947 edition of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women as well as the 1949 version of her Jo's Boys. He also created backgrounds for the animated film version of Gulliver's Travels for which he received screen credit. He painted dozens of murals in private homes, public buildings, and churches, including twenty-six for the Hotel New Yorker, large panels above the proscenium in the Atlantic City Municipal Auditorium, murals for St. Theresa's Church in Providence, Rhode Island, and in the Sister's of Mercy Chapel in Marion, Pennsylvania. He also received numerous commissions for portraits, including Father Francis Duffy of New York's 69th Regiment (for whom Duffy Square near Times Square in Manhattan is named). Other commissions came from Clarence Barbour, former president of Brown University, Lord Rothmere of London, and the canonized saint Mother Cabrini.

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Item Details

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Fine Art
Antiques (approx100yrs)
Early/Mid 20th Century
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Very Good