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Gyula Benczúr (1844 1920) was a Hungarian painter and pedagogue. He won international success with his first few paintings, winning several competitions. He assisted Karl von Piloty with the frescoes of Maximilianeum and Rathaus in Munich . He also illustrated books by the great German writer, Friedrich Schiller . He was commissioned by the Bavarian king Ludwig II to paint Rococo themes. Later he was offered numerous international teaching positions, including offers in Prague and Weimar , but accepted a position in Munich, one of his most distinguished pupils being the Swiss-born American painter Adolfo Müller-Ury . Benczúr was later a favorite among the Hungarian upper-class, painting numerous portraits of kings and aristocrats. He was considered a rival in historical painting to Makart . During his lifetime, Benczúr won numerous awards. His self-portrait is on display at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence .

A Budapest street is named for Benczúr.

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Benczúr Gyula