Barabás, Miklos

PAINTER (HUNGARY)
BORN 10 Feb 1810, Kézdimárkosfalva - DIED 12 Feb 1898, Budapest
GRAVE LOCATION Budapest: Kerepesi cemetery (28-1-5)

Miklos Barabás was educated at the protestant school of Nagyenyed. He painted from an early age and in 1829 he was a pupil of J. Ender in Vienna for a while. Back in Kolozsvár in 1830 he learned lithography from Gábor Barra. He settled in Budapest to work as a portrait painter. In 1834-1835 he travelled in Italy, where he learned water colour painting from W.L. Leitch.

Among the portraints he painted were those of Lajos Kossuth, Sandor Petöfi and Franz Liszt. From 1862 until his death he was director of the art society in Pest. In 1867 he became a Member of Parliament. He wrote an autobiography.

Related persons
• painted Liszt, Franz

Images

Miklós Barabás' tomb at the Kerepesi cemetery, Budapest.
Picture by Androom (29 Jan 2001)

 


Barbirolli, John

Published: 19 Apr 2009
Last update: 19 Apr 2009