Charles E. Harsanyi

(Hungarian-American, 1905 – 1973)

Charles E. Harsanyi was born in Tapolcza, Hungary in 1905. He studied at the Royal Academy in Budapest, Hungary with A. Bankhard from 1923 to 1928. Nineteen years later, in 1947, Harsanyi moved to the U. S., settling in Jackson Heights, New York. The painter and drawing specialist became a member of numerous prestigious art clubs including the Salmagundi Club, The Society of Independent Artists and the Allied Artists of America. Harsanyi served as an awards director and chairman of admissions for the Audubon Artists Association during the 1950s. Later in life after living in Stephentown, New York and Cape Coral, Florida, Harsanyi passed away in Fort Myers, Florida in 1973.

  • Studied
  • Royal Academy in Budapest, Hungary with A. Bankhard, 1923-28
  • Exhibited
  • Society of Independent Artists, 1929, 1930, 1936-40, 1943, 1944
  • National Academy of Design, 1933-55
  • Salons of America, 1934
  • Brooklyn Museum, 1934
  • Corcoran Gallery, 1935-51 (four times)
  • Allied Artists of America, 1935-53 (bronze medals 1944, 1953)
  • Doctor Saharunis Art Gallery, Naples, Florida, 1970s
  • American Federation of Arts traveling exhibit
  • Farnsworth Museum, 1950
  • Springfield Museum of Art, 1947-50
  • Denver Art Museum, 1937-39
  • Washington County Museum of Fine Art, 1937-46 (prizes 1938, 39, 41, 43, 54)(gold medal 1946)
  • Butter Art Institute, 1953
  • World's Fair, New York, 1939
  • Baltimore Museum of Art, 1939
  • Art Institute of Chicago, 1941-44
  • Cincinnati Art Museum, 1941
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1942, 1948, 1949
  • Salmagundi Club, 1946 (prize), 1951 (prize)
  • Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, 1942, 1943, 1945, 1953, 1955 (William Bradford Green Memorial Prize in 1945, 1953, 1955)
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Biennial, Richmond, 1942, 1946
  • Audubon Artists Association, 1945-52
  • Mint Museum of Art, 1946
  • Work
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Washington County Museum of Fine Art, Hagerstown, Maryland
  • Rensselaer County Museum of Art, Troy, New York
  • U. S. Government, Washington, D. C.
  • Member
  • Salmagundi Club, 1941
  • Brooklyn Painters & Sculptors
  • American Artists Congress
  • Society of Independent Artists
  • Audubon Artists Association
    • jury awards director, 1952
    • chairman admissions committee, 1953
    • nominating committee, 1955, 1956
  • Artists Fellow
  • Allied Artists of America, life member; jury awards 1945; jury selection, 1954
  • Awards
  • Long Island Art League, 1954 (prize)
  • Cumberland Valley Artists, 1949, 1950, 1952 (prizes)
  • References
  • Dunbier (ed.), The Artists Bluebook: 34,000 North American Artists to March 2005
  • Falk (ed.), Who Was Who in American Art 1564-1975
  • Life Magazine, "Monhegan Island," August 1950
  • Falk (ed.), The Annual Exhibition Record of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Falk (ed.), Annual Exhibition Record, 1901-1950, National Academy of Design
  • Falk (ed.), Annual Exhibition Record, 1914-68, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
  • Falk (ed.), Who Was Who in American Art, Artists Active 1898-1947
  • Marlor, The Society of Independent Artists Exhibition Record 1917-1944
  • Mallett, Index of Artists, International-Biographical
  • Watson, American Painting Today
  • Marlor (ed.), Centennial Roster of the Salmagundi Club
  • Creps (ed.), Biographical Encyclopedia of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers of the U. S.
  • Whalen (et al.), American Art from the New York World's Fair 1939
  • American Artist, "A Wreck at Monhegan," February 1951