Jenő Bory

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Jenő Bory with his family (1920)

Jenő Bory (born November 9, 1879 in Székesfehérvár ; † December 20, 1959 there ) was a Hungarian sculptor and architect.

Bory Vár in Székesfehérvár

The son of a machinist, who comes from a family with seven children, graduated from the Technical University of Budapest with a degree in architecture before turning to sculpture. He also obtained a diploma in architectural sculpture under Alajos Stróbl , as a painter he was a student of Bertalan Székely . Bory went on a two-year study tour through Germany and Italy. In 1907 he married the painter Ilona Komócsin (1885–1974), with whom he lived until his death. The couple had three children: twin daughters Ilona and Klára and their son György.

During the First World War he was employed as an artistic war correspondent . From 1911 to 1946 he taught at the Budapest Academy of Fine Arts and at the Budapest Technical University, most recently as rector of the academy. Together with his wife, over 41 years of work, he designed a large castle-like building in the style of romantic historicism in his hometown, which became known as the “ Bory Castle ” and is now a tourist attraction.

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