János Antal


Kazinczy János Antal at age 11 started to study drawing in his native city of Temesvár in a private school. Even before he learned the craft of engraving. When he was 18 he enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest, where he was taught by Rudnay Gyula. In 1935 he had to abandon his studies due to compulsory military and work service in Roumania. In 1938 he worked as an engraver in Nagyszeben and got married there to the actress Schütt Franciska. In his spare time he has painted and made drawings of the Transylvanian countryside. These pictures got destroyed during a bombing raid of Bucharest. During the war, Kazinczy joined the anti-fascist resistance.

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