Béla Molnár (textile designer)

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November 27, 2021

Béla Molnár (Budapest, July 15, 1904 - Budapest, November 25, 1971) was a Mihály Munkácsy Prize-winning textile designer, a teacher at the College of Applied Arts, and head of the textile department. Career He was born in Budapest as the child of István Molnár (1875–1960) and Gizella Libich (1880–1976). He studied at the School of Applied Arts, where Sándor Muhits was his master. He stood out with his versatile design skills. He has been successful in domestic and foreign exhibitions. He had a collection exhibition (1963) in the Bright Adolf Hall, where he achieved great success with his batik murals, tapestry tapestries, filap appliqués, tulle tablecloths and Halasi lace designs. In his lace designs, Halasi applied the strict framework of traditional technique to a modern treasure trove of motifs that reflected the tastes of the age. As a young artist, he designed for the Kiskunhalas Lace House for several years, in 1936 he received his first state commission to design Halasi lace. The altarpiece of the Polish ship Báthori was followed by new state orders, the design of the Four-piece lace in 1937 and the design of the Berlin tablecloth in 1938. In addition to these best-known works, many of his smaller, mature individual-style designs, drawn from Hungarian folk patterns, are known, such as the Five-Boy, the Homeless, the Round-flowered, Tulip and Four-Bird Lace Designs. 20th century Hungarian industrial and textile art, including Ritta Hager and Gábor Attalai.

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Art lexicon. Vol. 3, Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, 1967. Béla Molnár textile designer see p. From the construction of the Lace House to the end of the Second World War (1935-1945)

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