Gyula Benczúr (1844 - 1920) rose to prominence in the Hungarian art world and achieved notable international success after he won a national historical painting competition with his depiction of the baptism of St. Stephen of Hungary.
Benczúr painted portraits and historical scenes and was respected throughout Europe during his lifetime. Despite his immense talent, he has been all but forgotten in the West. Nevertheless, Benczúr is still esteemed in his native Hungary where many settlements and cities have streets named after him. Though most in the West have forgotten this Hungarian painter, some may find a few of his paintings familiar. A good example would be The Recapture of Buda Castle, which, rather unsurprisingly, is quite popular among those who move within nationalist and traditionalist circles.
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