61.5 x 47.5 cm
signed lower left with black: BALLA J
good state of conservation
provenance: the artist's family
BALLA, József (1910, Arad - 1991, Baia Mare)
Artistic education: Baia Mare School, where he is noticed by PATAKY Sándor; Budapest Institute of Fine Arts, 1943-1944, where he studied with master István SZŐNYI.
He settled in Baia Mare but received only for a short time the stylistic influences of the Painting Colony. Later, he turns to an expressive social pictorial theme, sometimes experiencing the expressive possibilities of the grotesque.