Romek Árpád [1883-1960]
Still life with beer stein, ca.1930s
Oil on canvas laid on wood.
23-1/2 x 29-1/4 inches
Signed at lower left : ‘Romek Árpád’.
Romek Árpád was a Hungarian born still life painter who worked in a naturalistic representational style in oil. Born in Budapest, he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts (of Budapest) under Ede Ballo (also called: Edouard Ballo or Edward Ballo) [1860-?] and Laszlo Hegedus [1870-1911]. After school he was awarded a scholarship to study at Szolnok. His work is usually characterized as realistic and contains kitchenware, fruit, glasses, and books on table tops.