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PHILIP DE LASZLO
Philip Alexius de Laszlo de Lombos studied at the school of industrial arts and the national school of drawing in Budapest, then under Liezenmayer in Munich, and finally under Jules Lefebvre and Benjamin Constant at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He had a brilliant career as an official portraitist, working in Hungary, Austria, Germany, France, and later in England, where he settled. He can be ranked among the members of the English School, as he held the post of President of the Royal Society of British Artists from 1930.
He had the most official of careers, and his portraits were also highly official and high-powered, resembling their subjects closely. The skill and veracity of his portraits did not detract from his lightness of touch, however, particularly apparent in Countess Wantage, Lord Roberts, The Duchess of Rohan, The Prince of Holenlohe, Pope Leon XIII, Duchess of York, and Marshal Lyautey.
Philip Alexius de Laszlo de Lombos was awarded a gold medal at the Salon de Paris (1899) and also received gold medals in Munich, Düsseldorf and Saint Louis. He won a special gold medal at the International Exhibition in Venice, and then in Barcelona (1911). He received other awards in Amsterdam and Budapest. He was an associate of artistic societies in Brussels, Milan and Madrid, and belonged to the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He was ennobled by the Emperor of Austria and received distinctions from the French, Prussian, German, Spanish Swedish and Italian governments. (Benezit, Dictionary of Artists, Gründ, 2006).