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Lahner, Émile

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI:
Lahner, Émile

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Hungarian, 20th century, male.

Active in France.

Born 22 September 1893, in Nagyberezna; died 14 December 1980, in Paris.

Painter, engraver, watercolourist. Nudes, landscapes. Film sets.

Émile Lahner was orphaned at an early age, and grew up in Hungary. On his guardian's advice, he studied mine engineering. After graduating, he entered the school of fine arts in Budapest to study painting. His teacher, Kochkin, was a disciple of Impressionism. From 1915 to 1917, his work was influenced by both Futurism and German Expressionism. In 1923, he left Hungary for Zurich, and later moved to Lausanne, where he discovered French painting. He stayed in Paris in 1924, where he was a regular visitor to the artist's quarter of Montparnasse, and the studios of Bourdelle, Colarossi and the Académie de la Grande Chaumière. He also visited the southern region of France around 1930. In 1948, he made his first trip to Algeria, and returned there from 1952 to 1953....

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