József Rippl-Rónai


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(b Kaposvár, 23 May 1861; d Kaposvár, 27 Nov 1927). Hungarian painter, printmaker, pastellist, ceramicist and designer. After an early career as a pharmacist he moved in 1887 to Paris, where he became a painter. Between 1890 and 1900 he collaborated with his wife on a number of embroideries and tapestries. In 1895 Siegfried Bing exhibited in Paris Rippl-Rónai's series of lithographs entitled The Maids. Rippl-Rónai secured contracts for his Secessionist glassware in Wiesbaden and for his maiolica ware with the Zsolnay Ceramics Factory in Pécs. He returned in 1901 to Hungary, where he worked primarily as a painter.

From The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.

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