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Mária BARTA (1897-1969)

Born in 1897, Budapest. Her two older brothers are Lajos Barta sculptor and István Barta painter. She begins her artistic studies in the National Hungarian School of Applied Arts, in Budapest, her master is Géza Udvardy. In the earliest period of her work, she creates mainly portraits, stage-and costume designs, which are inspired mostly by the academic variant of the late Secession. In 1921, she continues her studies in the School of Applied Arts in Vienna, where she is introduced to the avantgarde artistic scene of the city. From the beginning of the 1930s, she leaves the artistic view of the late Secession behind, and begins a more experimental phase of her work. In this period, she creates paper-and textil collages, which are heavily influenced by her interest in Matisse, the art of the fauves, and tribal culture.



Janus Pannonius Museum, Pécs, HU

Katona József Museum, Kecskemét, HU

Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest.


1959 Ernst Museum, Budapest

1964 Fényes Adolf Terem, Budapest 

1966 Danuvia Művelődési Ház, Budapest

1986 Pataky Gallery, Budapest (with his brother István Barta)


1921 Tavaszi Tárlat, National Salon, Budapest

1933 National Salon, Budapest 

1947 Alkotás Művészház, Budapest

1948 Hungarian Graphic exhibition, Stockholm

1957 Tavaszi Tárlat, Kunsthalle, Budapest

1959 Hét festő kiállítása, Ernst Museum, Budapest

1960 Magyar Képzőművésznők kiállítása, Kunsthalle, Budapest

2004 Hungarian Collage, Városi Művészeti Múzeum Képtára, Győr

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Mária Barta Early works