The New International Encyclopædia/Keleti, Gustav Friedrich

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KELETI, kĕl'ĕ-tḗ, Gustav Friedrich (1834-1902). An Hungarian landscape painter and writer on art, born at Pressburg. He first studied law at Pesth and Vienna, and became a tutor in the family of Baron Eötvös, before taking up painting at the Munich Academy, under Fischbach, Voltz, and Schleich. He developed an independent style in the spirit of romanticism. Several of his landscapes are in the National Museum at Budapest. By his writings he contributed much toward the elevation of art criticism in Hungary, and under his direction were established in 1871 the Royal Hungarian School of Drawing, and in 1880 the School of Industrial Art, of which he became the superintendent. He was elected a member of the Hungarian Academy in 1874.