Rudolf Láng Paintings
  Rudolf Láng (1904-1991) was born in Nagyszénás, Hungary. As a young man he studied painting and print making with ISTVÁN SZÖNYI and JÁNOS VASZARY; later he pursued fine art studies in England, and in Italy at l'Accademia delle Belle Arti.
A prolific and talented artist, Láng worked equally well in all mediums. At first he composed representational nature-principled oil paintings. During the war-years, he deviated more and more from nature.
From 1953 to 1970 he was the stage and costume designer for the Budapest Opera House. His designs open up a new prospect to theatrical scenery. He designed costumes for more than two hundred plays and several historical films.
In 1969, Urho Kekkonen, President of Finland, awarded him the Knight's Cross of the Finnish Lion Order for the staging of "Kalevala".
In 1968 he began making etchings on subjects inspired by poetic, musical, and scenic impressions.
His works are found at the VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM in London, the HUNGARIAN NATIONAL GALLERY in Budapest, and in private collections throughout the world.

Prizes:

1937 SZINYEI-MERSE Prize
1964 Merited Artist Award
1969 Knight's Cross of Finland

Exhibitions:

1935-1938 National Salon
1937, 1948, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974 Budapest
1948 Stockholm
1971, 1973 New York
1973 Kaiserslautern, Germany
1974 London
1975 Hamburg; Saarbrucken, Germany
1977 Karlsruhe; Boblingen
1978 Ulm, Finland
1979, 1981 Banff, Canada
1985 Veszprem, Hungary
1990, 2000 Dallas

Reference:

Fitz, Péter: Contemporary Hungarian Art Lexicon. Budapest, Enciklopédia Kiadó, 2000, Volume 2, p. 585.
Avar, A.: Rudolf Láng; Zala, 1994.
Tasnadi, Attila: Contemporary Hungarian Painters and Sculptors; Budapest 1978.
Seregélyi, György: Hungarian Painters and Graphic Artists Lexicon 1800-1988; Szeged, 1988, p. 362.
Menyhart, L.: The Kollar Collection; Budapest, 1988, p. 65.

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