Anna Szinyei Merse
ANNA SZINYEI MERSE (Budapest, 1942), art historian. Her main field is the comparative study of Hungarian and international painting between 1860 and 1920. Between 1973 and 2007 she was Chief Curator at the Hungarian National Gallery. She wrote widely for professional journals and thematic anthologies, wrote and edited annotated catalogues, organised exhibitions and lecturing in Hungary and abroad. Works: The Life and Work of Pál Szinyei Merse (in Hungarian, 1990), Pleinair-Malerei in Ungarn (1994), Hongaarse schilderkunst 1860–1910 (1995), Ungarn und die Münchner Schule 1860–1900 (with others, 1995), Le nabi hongrois, József Rippl-Rónai (with others, 1998), Alla ricerca del colore e della luce (2002), In the Current of Impressionism – Plein-air Endeavours in Hungarian Painting 1830–1920 (2009). She has received Hungarian and Belgian distinctions.