|Geza Kende |
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"Portrait of a Man"
Oil on canvas
26 x 32 inches
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Geza Kende was a portrait painter born in Budapest, Hungary, on January 5, 1889. He studied at the National Academy of Art in Budapest. In 1932, he settled in Los Angeles and maintained a studio-home at 1123 El Centro Avenue. Figure and genre painting were his specialties, but he was also known for his landscapes and portraits. Kende died in his home on September 2, 1952.
Member: California Art Club; American Artist Professional League; Painters and Sculptors of Los Angeles; Society of Western Artists.
Exhibited: Society for Sanity in Art (LA), 1943-45 (prizes); AAPL, 1945 (medal); Painters and Sculptors of LA, 1945 (medal); California Palace of the Legion of Honor, 1945; Oakland Art Gallery, 1946 (medal).
Hughes, Edan M. Artists In California 1786-1940. 3rd ed. Vol. 1. Sacramento: Crocker, Art Museum, 2002. N. pag. 2 vols. Print.