Lajos Kassak Original Painting Signed

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Lajos Kassack Original Painting.

Signed by the artist lower right. Gallery stamp to verso.
Watercolour/Ink media onto wove stock paper, the artwork measures approximately 25cm x 29cm (9.8 x 11.4in).
The work is hand signed, it is in excellent condition with some age-related wear.

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Lajos Kassák (Érsekújvár, 1887 – Budapest, 1967), was a poet, writer, painter and graphic artist, the central figure of Hungarian avant-garde, and influential promoter of avant-garde literary trends. As a metal worker, he was active in the trade union and social democratic movement in Budapest. He started publishing poems in 1908, but he focused attention to himself in 1912 with free verse poems, published in the journal “Renaissance”.

His early works were influenced by Walt Whitman. Since 1912 until 1919 he published several collections of poems, short stories and one-act plays. He started the magazine “A Tett” (1915-1916), which gathered a group of young poets and artists. The magazine was prohibited because of its antimilitarism and internationalism, but Kassák restarted it naming it “MA” that was published in Budapest from 1916 to 1919 and in Vienna from 1920 to 1925. The Viennese stage of “MA” was characterized by the collapse of a homogeneous group of activists, Sandor Barta setting off in 1922, when he enhanced his relation with Dadaism and proletkult and started the magazines “Akasztott Ember” and “Ék”.


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