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Francis REVESZ-FERRYMAN

Francis Revesz-Ferryman was born November 16, 1893 in Siófok, Hungary and died on August 12, 1983 in New York City.  His original name must have been Ferenc Révész (or possibly Franz).  He Anglicized his first name to “Francis”, and he translated his last name.  It literally means “ferryman” in Hungarian.
He seems to have studied architecture in Budapest and then gone on to study painting with Walter Sickert and Frank Brangwyn while living in London.  Chances are Revesz would have been introduced to printmaking by both of these artists.  He is known to have immigrated to the United States in 1923.
While he painted in oil, watercolor and also drew in pastel, he is today mostly remembered for his color woodcuts and colored stencils.  He made a living as a stamp dealer, established for many years on Fifth Avenue in New York, but seems to have continued to make art for most of his life.  His prints are mostly of exotic birds and other animals, landscapes and town life, as well as folklore.

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