List of Fonds: MDK-C-I-10

  • MDK-C-I-10

  • Title
    Art publicist Gyula Szentiványi’s documents, as well as miscellaneous letters and documents of various artists
  • Quantity / Provenance / Document types, inclusive dates
    15 folders, 1 graphics box + 1 uninventoried folder / Purchase, 1956; bequests, gifts, 1961-95 / Letters, autobiographies of artists, manuscripts, surveys, questionnaries, cards, photos, 1900-70
  • Description
    This large collection includes the documents and correspondence gathered by Gyula Szentiványi, the important art writer and monument protection expert. Most of the notes are related to issues of monument protection. (His collection of information on artists’ biographies is in a separate part of the Institute.) Some biographical data gathered by Szentiványi, among them the responses he received to a questionnaire he sent out to artists in 1929 (e.g. Moholy-Nagy, Farkas Molnár, Béla Uitz) and the notes he made for various art historical essays are in this collection as well. This collection also includes János Vaszary’s diaries; documents from art historian Zoltán Székely’s bequest related to Viktor Madarász and Gyula Derkovits. Walter Gropius’s letters to art critic Ferenc Bodri, János Mácza’s correspondence and copies of documents related to László Moholy-Nagy and Noémi Ferenczy are also worth mentioning.
  • Bibliography
    Béla v. Procopius: Medaillen-, und Plakettenkunst in Ungarn, Budapest, 1932
  • Description by
    Gábor Pataki