Irish Artist Directory
Basil Ivan

Basil Ivan Rákóczi (Irish Artist Directory)

Full Name: Basil Ivan Rákóczi

Lived: 1908 - 1979

Categories: White Stag Group, Irish Art and Modernism

Artist Biography

Although born in England, Basil Rákóczi’s mother was from Co. Cork. He studied at the Académie de la Grande Chaumiére in Paris and privately under Ossip Zadkine. In 1933 Rákoczi founded the Society for Creative Psychology with his friend Kenneth Hall and exhibited paintings under the name of the “White Stag Group” at Fitzroy Street, London.

At the onset of war they both sought refuge in Ireland, first settling in the West before moving to Dublin circa 1940. They gathered around them a small circle of friends who shared their interests and arranged exhibitions under the name “The White Stag Group”. These exhibitions were first held at Upper Mount Street and then 6 Lower Baggot Street. In 1946 Rákoczi left Ireland, first going to London before settling in Paris.

Rákóczi featured strongly in "The White Stag Group" (2011) Exhibition, with additional works by him being added when this exhibition moved to Dublin.

Rákóczi also featured in "A celebration of Irish Art and Modernism" (2011) Exhibition and "Ireland: Her people and Landscape" (2012).

His work was also included in 'Gerard Dillon: Art and Friendships' (2013). Please click here for a link to the catalogue.

 

 

Basil Ivan Rákóczi Art Previously On Sale at Adam’s Auctioneers

Basil Ivan Rákóczi (1908-1979) The Harvest Cart (1974) Oil on canvas, 73 x 92cm (28¾ x 36¼'')...

Hammer Price €6,200.00

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Basil Ivan Rákóczi (1908-1979) The Grape Harvest (1951) Gouache on paper, 54 x 75cm (21¼ x 29...

Hammer Price €4,400.00

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Basil Ivan Rákóczi (1908-1979) Les Phases de la Lune Oil on canvas, 51 x 51cm (24 x 20'') Signe...

Hammer Price €3,800.00

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Basil Ivan Rákóczi (1908-1979) Fiesta Oil on canvas, 59.5 x 72.5cm (23½ x 28½'') Signed; sign...

Hammer Price €3,700.00

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Basil Ivan Rákóczi (1908-1979) Leenane Oil on canvas

Hammer Price €3,400.00

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