Biografie von Ladis W. SABO (1870-1953)

Birth place: Budapest, Hungary

Death place: NYC

Profession: Folk painter

Studied: self-taught

Exhibited: Gal. St. Etienne, NYC, 1946 (first solo), 1954 ("Natural Painters"); BMA, 1954; Smithsonian Inst., 1954 ("Naive Painters," traveled throughout Europe); R. York Gal., NYC, 1995 (solo)

Comments: He emigrated to the U.S. in 1910, and traveled about the U.S., living in Chicago and Greenville, SC before finally settling in NYC in 1942. A tailor by trade, he began to paint at age 74, and his works were compared to those of Grandma Moses.

Sources: exh. cat., R. York Gal. (NYC, 1995)

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