Károly Brocky, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Károly Brocky

Hungarian artist

Date of Birth: 22-May-1807

Place of Birth: Timișoara, Timiș County, Romania

Date of Death: 01-Jan-1855

Profession: painter

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Károly Brocky

  • Károly Brocky, or Charles Brocky (Temesvár, 22 May 1808 – London, 8 July 1855) was a Hungarian painter. He was the son of a hairdresser, who died whilst his son was still young.
  • To gain a living the youth joined a body of strolling actors.
  • After passing through many vicissitudes, he was at length placed in a free drawing school at Vienna, whence he went to Paris, where he studied at the École du Louvre.
  • When about thirty years of age he visited London, where he took up his abode.
  • His first contribution to the Royal Academy was in 1839, and from that time he exhibited portraits, ideal subjects, and miniatures on ivory somewhat frequently; amongst others a 'Nymph ' (in oil) in 1850, and 'Spring,' 'Summer,' 'Autumn,' and 'Winter' in 1852.
  • He died in 1855.
  • A sketch of his life by Norman Wilkinson was published in 1870.

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