Vago, Sandor

Sandor Vago (b. 1887 d. 1946 )

Although many of the artists in the first part of the century painted portraits along with their scene paintings, it was Sandor Vago's specialty. After studying in art academies in Budapest and Munich , and starting his artistic career in Budapest , Vienna and Venice , (and after the first World War,) he came to the Cleveland . He participated in the art scene immediately joining the Cleveland Society of Artists, opening a studio and developing a thriving career as a portrait painter. His style is expressive and painterly. His commissions took him to the leadership of institutions like Western Reserve Academy and the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, the Musical Arts Association, General Electric Corporation, and Cleveland City Hall . He exhibited in more than 25 Cleveland Museum of Art May Shows, and had solo exhibitions in the prevailing galleries of the time: Korner and Wood, Gunther, Gage, Webb C. Ball. He taught at the Cleveland School of Art from 1929-1935.