Denes De Holesch, (Hungarian/American 1910-1983)

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Denes De Holesch, (Hungarian/American 1910-1983)
Denes De Holesch, (Hungarian/American 1910-1983)

Galloping Wild Horses

Oil on Board, signed

Painting. : 10" x 11.75"
Frame: 14.75" x 16.5"

Denes Holesch (Denes de Holesch) was born in 1910 in Besztercebanya, Hungary.  He received a formal education, concentrating on the study of art and in 1928 won a scholarship to the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest. During the fifty years he spent outside Hungary, he lived and worked in fifteen countries.  After China Japan and the Philippines he went to Bali.  The seven years he spent in Australia proved to be significant both in his career and private life.  He met the celebrated pianist, Joyce Greer there, and married her. In October of 1945, the couple left Australia for New York. At this point of his career his interest turned to the painting of horses. Exhibitions were held at Gallery Wildenstein, Herve and F. A.R. He became a member of the American Portrait Painters' Society and received American citizenship.  An exhibition of his works was held at the Veerhoff Gallery, Washington, D. C. in 1957. He left America in 1958 and lived in numerous other countries until his death in 1983

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