(Transylvanian town) - from the portfolio Erdelyi Album - Tizenkét eredeti fametszet (Transylvania Album - Twelve original woodcuts) by Ferenc Bordás

(Transylvanian town) - from the portfolio Erdelyi Album - Tizenkét eredeti fametszet (Transylvania Album - Twelve original woodcuts) by Ferenc Bordás

(Transylvanian town) - from the portfolio Erdelyi Album - Tizenkét eredeti fametszet (Transylvania Album - Twelve original woodcuts)

Ferenc Bordás

Title

(Transylvanian town) - from the portfolio Erdelyi Album - Tizenkét eredeti fametszet (Transylvania Album - Twelve original woodcuts)

 
Artist

Ferenc Bordás

  1911 - 1982 (biography)
Year
1942  
Technique
woodengraving 
Image Size
7 11/16 x 9 7/16" image size 
Signature
pencil, bottom center 
Edition Size
proof, from outside the published edition of 250 
Annotations
pencil dated 1942 XII (December) 
Reference
 
Paper
antique-white wove 
State
published 1943 
Publisher
Kiralyi Egyetemi Nymoda (Royal University Press, Budapest) 
Inventory ID
21719 
Price
$250.00 
Description

One of twelve images Bordas created for the artist's book "Erdelyi Album", a series of woodengravings illustrating the daily life of Transylvanians. Published in 1943, the album was dedicated to Gyula Ortutay, a Hungarian ethnographer and politician who served as Minister of Religion and Education during the Communist regime, between the years 1947 and 1950.

Ferenc Bordás was born in Temesvar, Hungary (now Timisoara, Romania) in 1911. He was a student of György Buday and Vilmos Aba-Novák at the Szeged Young People's College of Art, where he learned printmaking, specializing in woodcut. He went on to graphic design, and was known for his ex-libris for book collectors. Ferenc Bordás died in Budapest, Hungary in 1982.