Georg Mayer-Marton 1897-1960


Georg Mayer-Marton was born 1897 in Raab (Györ), his father was a dentist. He studied in Vienna in the class of Josef Jungwirth, then he moved to Munich at the Academy of Fine Art in the class of Carl von Marr. In 1924 he married the pianist Grete Fried, Mayer-Marton himself was also musically talented and played the violin. From 1925 until 1938 he was member, and later also secretary and vice-president of the artists association Hagenbund in Vienna. Mayer-Marton received the Honor Prize of the city Vienna in 1926 and also the Austrian state award in 1936. His early success was interrupted by the outbreak of the Second World War, because of his Jewish-Hungarian origin Mayer-Marton and his wife emigrated to London. It was not easy for him to survive as an artist, so he started to teach at an art school. In 1940 most of his works were destroyed during a bombardment, which was quite a shock for him. In 1952 he became professor at the Liverpool School of Art and also dedicated more time to his own art.

Georg Mayer-Marton died in 1960 in Liverpool.

Widder Fine Arts


Johannesgasse 9-13
A-1010 Vienna

Tel/Fax: 0043-1-512 45 69
Mobil: 0043-676-629 81 21

Business hours:

Tue - Fri: 11:00 - 18:00
Sat: 10:00 - 15:00