- Alajos Stróbl
Alajos Stróbl (1856 - 1926) was a Hungarian
sculptorand artist. His work can be best characterized with sensitive realistic modelling and he became one of the most renowned sculptors of memorials in Hungary at the turn of the 20th century.
Strobl was a pupil of K. Zumbusch between 1876 and 1880. He was a young sculptor when his statue of
Perseus(1882) gained him widespread attention in Hungary.
He created two statues for the façade and two sitting figures ("Erkel" and "Liszt") for the entrance of the Opera. From then on, he became the most popular sculptor in Hungary of
memorials. He sculpted the figure of János Aranyin the grounds of the Hungarian National Museumin 1893 and the Matthias Fountain in Buda Castlein 1904. Stróbl also made two funeral statues for the Hungarian branch of the Habsburg family which are in the Palatinal Cryptof Buda Castle.
In 1906 he sculpted the equestrian statue of St. Stephen in the Fischer Bastion. A busy year, he also completed The Semmelweis Memorial in 1906 which is now featured at the Rókus Hospital in Hungary.
In collaboration with
Kálmán Gerster, Stróbl produced statues for the Kossuth Mausoleumin 1907 and the Elizabeth Memorial. The statue of János Arany whch was erected by Stobl in 1910 can be now be seen in Nagykörös. The works of the Szécheny Memorial completed in 1914 lie in the city of Szeged. He also created a World War Imemorial apotheosisof Károly Lotzwhich is displayed in Sansted, England. His works of the 1920s such as the statue of Jókai (1921), the composition Reading Girls (1921), the Sándor Károlyi Memorial and the busts of József Eötvös and János Aranynow stand in respectable public places of Budapest.
Alajos Stróbl also created a great number of
impressionistportraits (Self Portrait at Young Age, 1878, Young Woman, 1916-1918, and Szinyei Merse in 1919 and many others. Our Mother, one his major works, won him the Grand Prix Award at the World Exhibitionin Paris. For a great deal of his career, Stobl was a teacher of the Hungarian Art School, and his influence was highly significant for Hungarian art during this period.
* [http://www.hungart.euroweb.hu/english/s/strobl/muvek/index.html Gallery of works]
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