Karoly Fodor's Physical Education and Fencing Institute

Hungarian title:

Fodor Károly Testnevelő és Vívóintézete - Külön hölgykurzusok - IV. ker. Koronaherczeg u. 3. - VI. ker. Andrássy út 88.

Artist:

Honti Nándor

Size:

Pre-war 1 Sheet (cca. 63 x 95 cm)

Year:

1910s

Condition:

Fine, restored fold marks, backed on Japanese paper.

Material:

Paper, stone lithography.

Price: US$8000

Description:

Karoly Fodor's Physical Education and Fencing Institute is a 1910s vintage Hungarian commercial advertising and sport poster designed by Nandor Honti.

Károly Fodor, born under the name of Moses Freyberger (Nagykőrös, February 5, 1856 - Paris, March 9, 1927) was a Hungarian fencing master and journalist.

After finishing his law studies, he founded a fencing school in Budapest in 1896, where he was already engaged in children's fencing. He organized numerous international fencing competitions and participated in the creation and development of several fencing clubs. He taught fencing at the National Academy of Drama from 1899 until his death.

In 1903, he launched the Nemzeti Sport (National Sport), the Hungarian daily sport newspaper, and has also worked extensively in the field of literature.

He was a member of the Professional Fencing Association, which in 1927 merged with the Hungarian Fencing Masters Association and continued his training, qualification and examination as a National Fencing Master. At the constituent general meeting held on February 20, 1927, Gyula Rákossi was elected as chairman and László Gerentsér as fencing masters.

(source: wikipedia.hu)

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