Csók, István

BORN 13 Feb 1865, Pusztaegres - DIED 1 Feb 1961, Budapest
GRAVE LOCATION Budapest: Kerepesi cemetery (35-1-74)

István Csók studied in Budapest (1882-1885), Munich (1886-1887) and Paris (at the Académie Julian in 1888). He won the Gold Medal of the Salon in Paris with "Do This in Memory of Me (Holy Communion)" (1890) and the Grand Prize of the Hungarian National Fine Art Society with "Orphans" (1891).

He moved to Paris in 1903, where he lived for seven years before he returned to Budapest, where he was appointed professor at the Academy of Fine Arts. He exhibited in many cities and won the Kossuth Prize twice.

There is a memorial museum for him at Cece in Hungary. It has works donated by the artist himself as well as by his daughter.


István Csók's tomb at the Kerepesi cemetery, Budapest.
Picture by Androom (29 Jan 2001)


Csokor, Franz Theodor

Published: 16 Jul 2006
Last update: 25 Apr 2022