A charming oil on canvas impressionist painting by the Hungarian artist Aurel Naray (1883-1948) entitled “Sisters” depicting two young girls.
Some other examples of works by this artist are included at the end of the photos.
Frame: Set in the original wooden frame.
Signature: Upper right.
Provenance: Hungarian Private Collection.
Condition: Painting and frame are both in good condition. There is some shrinkage cracking to the frame commensurate with age.
Measurements: Painting measures 68 x 54cm and the overall frame 86 x 72cm.
Biography: Aurel Naray (1883-1948) was born in Budapest, Hungary and was a self-educated artist and social critic. He worked with art teacher and academician painter Zsigmond Vajda (1860-1931) for 6 months, but had no other conventional art training.
He exhibited in the Nemzeti Szalon (National Salon) in 1921 and 1924, and later in America and throughout Europe. In 1924 he travelled to the USA and exhibited extensively.
Naray’s themes include the portrayal of woman, children, idyllic folk life and imaginary landscapes, flowers (the petals having fireworks-like energy) and most notably, paintings of ecclesiastical subjects.
His works are included in the collection of the Hungarian National Gallery.