Mariska Undi

1877 - 1959

Biography

Mariska Undi (Mária Springholz, Ferencné Boér) is a graphic artist, painter, fairy tale illustrator, industrial artist, toy and furniture designer. One of the creators of the Gödöllő artist colony.

 

She studied art at the Mintarajziskola and later visited England and Paris. Between 1903-1905 she taught at the School of Industrial Design. She was greatly influenced by the English Art Nouveau and the Arts and Crafts movement. Upon returning home, she presented her works of applied art at the exhibitions of the Society of Applied Arts. She then worked at the artist colony in Nagybánya. She became acquainted with the orientation of the people of Gödöllő through the works of Körösfői. In her early creative period, her connection to the artist colony can be observed: it was here that she became acquainted with folk art and incorporated it into her drawings and studies of the Székely motifs he collected. In September 1913, she became a teacher at the Capital School of Industrial Design and married the Tolstoyan philosopher Jenő Boér, born in Transylvania.

 

Mariska Undi's oeuvre includes many art forms: she created wall paintings, glass windows and textile designs. Her works have been exhibited several times at MoMA in New York (2012, 2013-2014, 2019).

Related artworks

Woman with white hat (1920)

Mariska Undi