József Egry is also known as the Balaton painter.
He was obsessed by the lake, and lived and worked on the shore for decades
in puritan simplicity. The main subject of his paintings and drawings
is views or almost visions of Balaton, under varied conditions of light
and colour. He uses very restricted means in his pictures, the objective
details are reduced to essentials. His art stands alone, and cannot be
related to anyone. A rich selection of his main works can be seen in his
Badacsony house, which has been transformed and extended. Important stages
in his whole life are also presented.
Paintings from Egry József on this page:
- Saint Christopher at lake Balaton
- Man with ass