Monday, March 4, 2013

Aging Aristocrats by Philip Alexius de László 1869-1937



Philip Alexius de László (Hungarian-born British artist, 1869-1937)


Philip Alexius de László (Hungarian-born British artist, 1869-1937)


 Philip Alexius de László (Hungarian-born British artist, 1869-1937) Jean Garmany Brandt (b. 1867)


Philip Alexius de László (Hungarian-born British artist, 1869-1937) Mrs John Robertson


 Philip Alexius de László (Hungarian-born British artist, 1869-1937) The Right Honourable Mabell Ogilvy (1866–1956), Dowager Countess of Airlie


Philip Alexius de László (Hungarian-born British artist, 1869-1937) Princess Henry of Battenberg, née Princess Beatrice of Great Britain


 Philip Alexius de László (Hungarian-born British artist, 1869-1937) Queen Mother Olga of the Hellenes


Philip Alexius de László (Hungarian-born British artist, 1869-1937)


 Philip Alexius de László (Hungarian-born British artist, 1869-1937) Duchess of Argyll, (Princess Louise Caroline Alberta), 1915


Philip Alexius de László (Hungarian-born British artist, 1869-1937) Mrs. Robert Livingston Fryer, neé Miss Melissa Dodge Pratt


Philip Alexius de László (Hungarian-born British artist, 1869-1937) Mrs Lockett Agnew


Philip Alexius de László (Hungarian-born British artist, 1869-1937) Queen Marie of Romania


 Philip Alexius de László (Hungarian-born British artist, 1869-1937) Dame Emily Penrose (1858–1942)


 Philip Alexius de László (Hungarian-born British artist, 1869-1937) Lady Jane Muir Coats, née Greenlees, of Ballathie


 Philip Alexius de László (Hungarian-born British artist, 1869-1937) Lady Frances Gresley 1924


 Philip Alexius de László (Hungarian-born British artist, 1869-1937) Mrs Beatrice Sanderson


Philip Alexius de László (Hungarian-born British artist, 1869-1937) Queen Marie of Romania, née Princess Marie of Edinburgh


Philip Alexius de László (Hungarian-born British artist, 1869-1937)


 Philip Alexius de László (Hungarian-born British artist, 1869-1937) Mrs. Frederick L. Pratt, neé Miss Jeannie Williams

This portraitist paints old & aging women in a most flattering manner. And I particularly appreciate this, because I am an old & aging woman. Philip Alexius de László (1869-1937) was a Hungarian painter known for his portraits of royals & the privileged. László was born in Budapest as Laub Fülöp Elek (Hungarian style with the surname first), the eldest son of a Jewish tailor. The family changed its name to László in 1891.

As a young man, László apprenticed to a photographer while studying art, eventually earning a place at the National Academy of Art. He followed this with studies in Munich & Paris. László's portrait of Pope Leo XIII earned a Grand Gold Medal at the Paris International Exhibition in 1900. In 1903, László moved from Budapest to Vienna. Finally in 1907, he moved to London; where he remained based for the rest of his life, while traveling the world to fulfill lofty commissions.


Philip Alexius de László (Hungarian-born British artist, 1869-1937) Self-Portrait 1911

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