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Painter. Studied at the Munich Academy, at Simon Hollósy's art school in Nagybánya in 1901 and 1903, respectively. He was in Paris on a fellowship from 1904. A student of Károly Ferenczy in Budapest in 1906. Honorary member of "The Independent". As a founder and representative of "The Eight," an avant garde Hungarian group, he met Endre Ady, a great poet of his time, whose portrait he painted. Lived in Paris and Southern France in the postwar years. His early pictures showed the influence of Gaugain and Cézanne. In his late period, he painted self-portraits. He committed suicide. (http://www.hung-art.hu/english/c/czigany/)
Dezsö Czigány (1 June 1883 – 31 December 1937); Hungarian painter who was born and died in Budapest. He was one of The Eight (1909-1918), who first exhibited under that name in Budapest in 1911 and were influential in introducing cubism, fauvism and expressionism into Hungarian art.
Many of them had studied in Munich and, even more importantly, Paris, from which they brought back leading techniques and artistic movements. They were part of the radical intellectual culture in Budapest in the early 20th century, associated with such poets as Endre Ady and composers as Béla Bartók. In 1937, Czigány killed his family and committed suicide in what was considered a psychotic breakdown. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dezs%C5%91_Czig%C3%A1ny)
Dezso Czigany was born to a Jewish-Hungarian family in Budapest in 1883. As a young man, he went to Munich to study art, and also to Paris. In 1901 and 1903, he studied at the Nagybanya artists' colony in Hungary, at what is now Baia Mare, Romania.
....He painted many still lifes in numerous variations. They are considered to show his quality of restraint and withdrawal, as the scholar Iren Kisdegine Kirimi describes them as "lacking any lyrical quality."... In his later life, he also painted numerous self-portraits, always with a serious expression on his face. (http://alchetron.com/Dezso-Czigany-1259875-W) undefined