Istvan Sandorfi


Profil de Laurence, 2001, oil on canvas, 92 x 73 cm


La prière de Sorya, 1996, oil on canvas, 130 x 89 cm


La Main de Népharène, 1994, oil on canvas, 146 x 97 cm


La Fontaine des Innocentes, 2004-2006, oil on canvas, 195 x 97 cm


Marie Laurence, 2002, oil on canvas, 116 x 89 cm


La Tache de Safi, 2007, oil on canvas, 130 x 89 cm


Ange, 1995, oil on canvas, 73 x 60 cm


Le Dos de Anne, 2005, oil on canvas, 130 x 89 cm


Amours Nubiles, 2003, oil paintings, 130 x 162 cm


Amours Docile, Amours Fossiles, 1997, oil on canvas, 180 x 180 cxm

eeeeas, 92×73 cstartm,Oil aron Canvas, 92×73 cm,

Artist Statement

I never had the impression that I really knew how to paint, not in the past, not now. If you paint, you are simply never satisfied.

About the Artist

Istavan Sandorfi was born in 1948 in Budapest, Hungary. From the age of ten he lived in Paris, where he studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs.  Sandorfi died in December, 2007.

Sandorfi’s painting style blends a meticulous realistic technique with elements of surrealism. His work has been featured for the past three decades in important European galleries including Isy Brachot, Brussels. His provocative draped figures and still lifes appear in important private collections and museums on several continents, notably Centre Georges Pompidou, Musee de la Ville de Paris, Kunsthalle in Nuremberg, and the Taiwan Museum of Art, among others. A show at the Arnot Museum in upstate New York featured two of his recent paintings. Art Fairs at which his works have been exhibited include FIAC, Basel, Ghent, Art Miami, ArtFair Seattle, and New York’s International 20th Century Arts Fair.

Friends of Sandorfi Website

posted by Carmelita Caruana

7 responses to “Istvan Sandorfi”

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  3. RickRotante says:

    I have only learned of Mr. Sandorfi as of today. I seem to have a hole in my art education. His work was haunting and visionary. I only wish I had the chance to meet him and get into his head.

  4. Replying to all of you who say you just learnt about this artist, I am so happy you appreciate his art; that is why I chose to make this post of his paintings for this website, to make his wonderful work better known. Spread the word! So sad that he has passed away.  – Carmelita Caruana

  5. Rnbabbar says:

    He has reached level of work which can be appreciated only

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