Bela Bodo (New York/California/Hungary, born 1936)
Untitled (winter landscape), mid 20th century
Oil on canvas
Signed to lower left
Bela Bodo was born in Budapest to a family of artists and his own talents were particularly encouraged by his father and grandfather. He studied under Istvan Csok and attended the Budapest Academy. Following World War II, Bodo struggled to escape communist controlled Hungary, making three separate escape attempts. Eventually, he was able to board a ship for New York, although he almost died during the crossing after falling overboard in the middle of a storm. His work is characterized by impasto technique depicting colorful impressionistic scenes and landscapes and is held in many private collections.
- accretion and yellowing across painting; notable wear to finish of frame.
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