István Ferenczy

About István Ferenczy

Who is it?: Hungarian sculptor
Birth Day: February 17, 1924
Birth Place: Hungarian
Died On: July 4, 1856
Birth Sign: Pisces

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István Ferenczy was born on February 17, 1924 in Hungarian, is Hungarian sculptor. István Ferenczy was a prominent 19th century Hungarian sculptor. The son of a locksmith, he was expected to follow the footsteps of his father and was thus apprenticed to him. However, the young István was a creative individual and had set his heart on creating beautiful works of art. He attended a course on copperplate engraving at the Vienna Academy where his work was greatly appreciated. Eventually he developed a keen interest in the fine art of sculpture and studied under Fischer and Kleiber at the Academy. Completely devoted to art, he spent several years in studies and harbored the ambition of becoming a sculptor. However, in spite of his natural talentsand dedication, he often found himself lonely and disillusioned with his career. That is not to say that he did not achieve professional success—he did, but could never achieve the kind of success he had envisioned for himself. Over his career, he modeled several portraits of leading personalities, designed tombs and memorials, and also created several statues that became much popular over the years. He had a lifelong desire of establishing a school of sculpture in Hungary, which he could not achieve in his lifetime
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After studying under Fischer and Kleiber at the Academy in 1817 where he learnt sculpture, in 1818 he walked to Rome and spent six years on a scholarship there where he worked in the workshop of Danish Artist Bertel Thorvaldsen.


In 1819 he sent his first works ("Reposing Venus", "Portrait of Csokonai", "Shepherdess or the Beginning of Fine Crafts") to Hungary and they brought him several scholarships and, as a result, he became Canova's pupil for two years.


Inspired by his progressive artistic education, Ferenczy returned to Hungary in 1824. where by the 1830s he had modelled the portraits ("Ürmélyi", "Rudnay", "Kazinczy", etc.), tombs ("Kulcsár", "Szánthó", "Fornay", ), and altarpieces ("The Blessed" in Vál, "The Martyrdom of St. Stephen" in Esztergom,) and some smaller memorials ("Károly Kisfalady" in Muzeumkert, Budapest).


It was Ferenczy who discovered marble in Ruszicka. Travels and excavations cost his much of his fortune. He completed the "Statue of Kölcsey", his major work in 1846 but retired from larger sculpture work from 1847 onwards. Only the statue of "Eurydike", one of his best works, and small clay statuettes occupied in his time in the 1850s.