Emeric Tauss Torday

Emeric Tauss Torday (7 April 1897, in Budapest – 27 January 1987, in París) was a Hungarian painter trained in Budapest, Prague and Paris known for a number of paintings on display in museums both in Hungary and abroad.

Emeric Tauss Torday
Tausz "Torday" Imre

7 April 1897
Died27 January 1987
(aged 89)
Known forPainting
The last refuge


Emeric Tauss Torday was a disciple of the well-known Hungarian painter Fulop Laszlo. At the age of 17 he was awarded the Gold Medal of Artistic Merit in Budapest, which was bestowed upon him by the famous Spanish painter Ignacio Zuloaga.

In addition to being an eminent portraitist and landscape artist, Torday was an adjunct professor at The Sorbonne in Paris. He appears in the dictionary Le Benezit (Dictionnaire des peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et graveurs), a directory of artists with works displayed in international museums.

Torday lived in Paris from 1934 until his death in 1987. In 1955 he travelled to Spain and painted a number of landscapes and portraits of notables such as Menendez Pidal and Gerardo Diego.

In 1946 Torday was part of an exposition of Hungarian painters organized by Jean Cassou, director of the Museum of Modern Art in Paris. One of Torday’s works that appears in this museum, titled L´homme au violon, was valued at that time at 1000 francs. The painting was a sold at auction on March 3, 1999 in Paris.[1]

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  1. ^ Thierry EHRMANN. "L'homme au violon, venta por subasta de emeric tauss torday (1355224)". Web.artprice.com. Retrieved 2019-09-10.

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