Artist

Béla Lajta (nèe Leitersdorfer)

 Co-Worker

Bela Löffler, Szendrői Dezso, Tálos Gyula, Lajos Kozma

 Year 

Pest, 23 Jan 1873 – Vienna, 12 Oct 1920

 Location/Map

 Style

He visited Italy, Germany and England. France Spain and Russia.
In Germany he keep in touch with Alfred Messel in Germany  and Eberhard Ihne. In years 1898-1899 he was in London where he staid in close contact with Richard Norman Shaw, and with Baillie Scott, and subsequently in Austria with  Josef Hoffmann, and personal Adolf Loos. After his return in Hungary, he studied the national art and the style Transylvania and Upper Hungary folk art. 
During 1902 and 1903, he worked in contact with Ödön Lechner. Other than pure Architecture design, he worked also as interior designer
His style was heavily influenced by the ideas about national art of Odon Lechner and, as a matter of fact, Lajta himself had the goal to preserve folk architecture style, together with ancient
motives. Lajta art was also influenced by the English villa’s architecture, by Finnish national
romantic and Austrian modern architecture.

 Pictures

Budapest X., Kozma utcai izraelita temető Schmidt Sándor sírboltja

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Budapest XIV., Mexikói út 60. Vakok Intézete 1905—1908

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Budapest XIV., Izsó utca Malonyay Dezső villája 1905-1907.

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Budapest XIV., Amerikai út 57. Budapesti Chevra Kadisa Gyógyíthatatlan Betegek Intézete

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Budapest VI., Paulay Ede utca 35. Parisiana mulató 1908-1909. Épületszobrász -munkák Maróti Géza

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Budapest VIII, Vas utca 11. Székesfővárosi Kereskedelmi Iskola 1909-1912

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Budapesí V.. Martinelli tér 5. Lajta Henrik és Rezső üzletháza. Földszintjén a Rózsavölgyi Zeneműbolt berendezése Kozma Lajos tervei szerint készült. 1911—1912.

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Budapest VII., Rákóczi út 18. Erzsébetvárosi Bank háza 1911 —1913.

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Budapest VIII., Népszínház utca 19. Harsányi-ház 1911—1912

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Budapest V. Szent István tér 14. Hecht Jónás nagykereskedés portálja 1906—1907

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 References


Művészet magazine, volume 12, pp 285 – 294

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Der Architekt, Volume 1911, pp-34-37

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One Response to “Béla Lajta (Leitersdorfer), 1873 – 1920”

  • Zoltán Bolla says:

    Hi!

    One error in: „Budapest XIV., Izsó utca Malonyay Dezső villája 1905-1907.”

    This pictures are not Izsó street, not Malonyay house, and not Béla Lajta.

    True datas:

    Budapest, XIV. Hungária körút 151., Cséti-villa, build István Cséti, 1923, and hungarian Arts and Crafts style

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