Hungarian Artist Odon Marffy (1878-1959)
In 1902, Ödön Márffy (b.Budapest) received a grant to study in Paris - he enrolled at the Julien Academy, then later at the École des Beaux Arts.
In 1906, he exhibited at the Salon d'Automne, and in 1907, returned to Hungary. The young painter's art was noticed by the famous artist Rippl-Rónai who offered him a studio.
Márffy's early artwork exemplifies Paris-centered Hungarian painting of that time.
"Typical stylistic elements of the Fauvism are combined with the painter's vivid, light artistic character. The decorative, synthetic view, the bright, clean colorit and the conscious deforming, that gives the picture an intensive expressiveness, all evoke the Fauves' creative methods.
In 1910s, his fauvist brushwork transformed into increasingly expressionistic mode."