SVOBODA, SANDOR ALEXANDER
Bagdad 1826–1896 Smyrna
Born in Baghdad in 1826, Sandor Alexander Svoboda was a painter and photographer of Hungarian-Armenian descent. His paintings, with motifs that were strongly influenced by the Middle East, were inspired by his numerous travels.
Like his brothers, he attended the French Carmelite school in Baghdad. He then travelled to Budapest to study painting, where he trained in the studio of Miklós Barabás (1810–1898). Later, he moved to Venice and London for study purposes. Back in Baghdad, he was celebrated as a successful painter and photographer. Together with his brother Joseph Mathia Svoboda, he spent several years in Bombay (Mumbai) and returned to Baghdad in 1857. A year later he left Baghdad and settled in Smyrna until his death.
Today, some of his works can still be found in the National Palaces Painting Museum, Milli Saraylar Resim Müzesi, in Istanbul.
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SANDOR ALEXANDER SVOBODA
CHF 4 000 / 6 000 | (€ 4 120 / 6 190)
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