Philip de LASZLO 1869–1937
Portrait painter of Hungarian origin. Born 30 April 1869 in Budapest. Studied in Budapest at the School of Arts and Crafts 1884–5 and the National Academy of Arts 1885–9, in Munich at the Royal Bavarian Academy of Art 1889–90 and 1891–2, and in Paris at the Académie Julian 1890–1. Awarded a prize for a genre painting by the Friends of Art, Budapest, 1891. Exhibited at Budapest, Munich and Berlin, at the Paris Salon from 1898 and at the R.A. from 1911. Painted the Bulgarian royal family 1894, the first of several royal commissions. Received many awards and decorations including the Légion d'Honneur 1905 and the M.V.O. 1909. Settled in England 1907; naturalized 1914 but interned 1917–18. First one-man exhibition in London at the Fine Art Society 1907. Visited America 1908. Hon. member of the R.B.A. 1908, President 1930; founder member of the National Portrait Society 1911; member of the R.P. 1912. Died in London 22 November 1937.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I