Mór Than

Mór Than (19 June 1828 – 11 March 1899) was a Hungarian painter.

Mór Than
Than Mór
Contemporaneous etching of Mör Than, by Rusz Károly
Contemporaneous etching of Mör Than,
by Rusz Károly [hu]
Than Mór

(1828-06-19)June 19, 1828
DiedMarch 11, 1899(1899-03-11) (aged 70)


Born at Óbecse (today Bečej, Serbia), Than was educated in Italy and Vienna beside his cooperation with similar famous painters in his homeland. He worked in a realistic – pre-impressionist style. His subjects were mostly historic events and portraits but also mythological or fantasy themes. He painted frescos which decorate several prominent public buildings in Budapest.

Than also designed the first Hungarian postage stamp in 1848 which enetred into prepess,[1] but since the Revolution of 1848 failed, Kossuth's Hungarian State collapsed and the platens have been destoyed by Austrian authorities. Than died in Trieszt in 1899.



  1. ^ Visnyovszki, Gábor (1996). Stamps. Budapest: Állami Nyomda. p. 85.

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