1948 Budapest, Hungary -

2007 Paris, France


Istvan Sandorfi was born in 1948 in Budapest, Hungary. Since the age of ten he lived in Paris, where he studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs. 

Sandorfi’s painting style, which blends a meticulous realistic technique with elements of surrealism, has been featured for the past three decades in important European galleries. His provocative draped figures and still-lifes appear in important private collections and museums on several continents, notably Centre Georges Pompidou, Musee de la Ville de Paris, Kunsthalle in Nuremberg, and the Taiwan Museum of Art, among others. Sandorfi died in December, 2007 in Paris.