Lajos Kossuth

Barnabás Holló: Lajos Kossuth

(1903, St. Elizabeth's Park)

The sculpture is made of bronze and red sandstone. It was inaugurated on August 23, 1903 in a solemn setting, organized by Almádi Fürdő Co. The speech was given by Károly Eötvös. Private ships arrived from Siófok and Balatonfüred for the unveiling of the statue. Ferenc Kossuth was also present. The inauguration of the statue was crowned by a 300-guests gala dinner at the Hattyú restaurant.

The construction of the Petőfi and Kossuth statues were provided by Almádi Fürdő Co. in addition to the proceeds organized by the consolation committee.

Source: Történeti emlékek Veszprém megyében, 1980 (Page 25)
Kredics, L. és Lichtneckert, A. (szerk) (1995). Balatonalmádi és Vörösberény története

The artist

Barnabás Holló

He was born on May 16, 1865, in Alsóhangony and died on November 2, 1917, in Budapest, at the age of only 52. He studied art at the Budapest School of Applied Arts and was a student of Alajos Strobl. It is considered a prominent representative of the historical sculpture of the period around the millennium. Primarily his realistic style reliefs are significant. His name was made nationally known by his relief depicting the founding of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, which was placed on the outer wall of the academy’s headquarters in 1893. His other famous work is the relief of Miklós Wesselényi, The Floodman, which won a gold medal at the 1900 Paris World’s Fair. In the first decade of the 20th century, several rural memorials were commissioned.

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