BACKGROUND

Katherine Braun, my paternal great aunt, created the oil and pastel pictures reproduced below after her university studies in art in Budapest, Hungary during the early 1900s. The images depict the city streets and environs of Budapest, likely from the 1920s. Katherine subsequently moved with her husband, poet and photographer Árpád Szélpál, to Paris, where they lived and worked until the 1980s. (My paternal grandmother, Katherine's sister, Elizabeth, left Budapest in 1924 to join Gyula (Jules) Freund in the USA, where my father, Thomas, was born in 1926.) The images below represent Katherine's artwork currently in my family's possession. The location of the art she produced during her time in France is unknown.

DONATION

My sister Pam and I are looking for the right recipient (institutional or individual) to whom we might donate the collection of paintings (minus those asterisked). Interested parties are kindly asked to direct inquiries to freundstriplen[at]gmail[dot]com. 


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[01]
Katherine Braun Szélpál
Budapest
Oil, 29" x 29"
1920s


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[02]
Katherine Braun Szélpál
Budapest
Oil, 42" x 24"
1920s


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[03] 
Katherine Braun Szélpál
Hungary
Oil, 33" x 35"
1920s


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[04]
Katherine Braun Szélpál
Budapest
Oil, 27.5" x 23" 
1920s


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[05]
Katherine Braun Szélpál
Budapest
Pastel, 23" x 27"
1920s


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[06]
Katherine Braun Szélpál
Budapest
Pastel, 23" x 19"
1920s


 

[07]
Katherine Braun Szélpál
Budapest
Pastel, 22" x 18"
1920s


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[08]
Katherine Braun Szélpál
Budapest
Pastel, 28" x 20"
1920s


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[09]
Katherine Braun Szélpál
Budapest
Pastel, 26" x 21"
1920s


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[10]
Katherine Braun Szélpál
Hungary
Pastel, 15" x 21"
1920s


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[11]
Katherine Braun Szélpál
Hungary
Pastel, 20" x 16"
1920s


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[12]
Katherine Braun Szélpál
Budapest
Pastel, 26.5" x 20"
1920s


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[13]
Katherine Braun Szélpál
Budapest
Pastel, 30" x 23"
1920s


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[14]
Katherine Braun Szélpál
Budapest
Pastel (& Gouache?), 27.5" x 22"
1920s


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[15] 
Katherine Braun Szélpál
Budapest
Pastel, 24.5" x 21.5" 
1920s


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[16] *
Katherine Braun Szélpál
Hungary
Oil, 21" x 21" 
1920s


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[17] *
Katherine Braun Szélpál
Hungary
Pastel, 23" x 19" 
1920s


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[18] *
Katherine Braun Szélpál
Budapest
Pastel, 32" x 26"
1920s


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Katherine Braun Szélpál
Budapest
Pastel
1920s