Etching of an old style bridge spanning a small body of water, signed in pencil at lower right and signed in the plate there and dated 1962 by well listed Hungarian artist ISTVAN BALDIZSAR (1897-1984). The print, measuring 5 1/2" by 10" inside the mat, 14 1/4" by 19" simply framed, has a 19th century feel (or, earlier, actually). The artist has sensitively portrayed a familiar scene of his homeland. Baldizsar was born at the end of the 19th century and by 1918 was studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest. Shortly thereafter and through the mid 1920's he was a member of the art colony at Nagybanya, and then spent a brief period in Munich. During the 1940's he taught drawing. Baldizsar's impressionist paintings of landscape, nudes, and still life have exceeded $10,000 at auctions in Budapest. This print shows some even browning and edge browning at the mat edge. There is a circular Hungarian official rubber stamp on the backing.
ISTVAN BOLDIZSAR (1897-1984) pencil signed landscape etching by Hungarian master artist