Ernő Marosi, a Széchenyi Prize-winning art historian, full member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, former vice-president and professor emeritus of the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), who died in his home with his family on Friday in the 82nd year of his life.
As it is written, his ashes are placed in a close family circle at his request.
Ernő Marosi was born in 1940 in Miskolc. He graduated from the Faculty of Arts of Eötvös Loránd University with a degree in Hungarian art history. Since 1963 he has been a lecturer in the Department of Art History at Eötvös Loránd University, and since 1991 he has been a university professor. In 1991-2000 he was the director of the Art History Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and in 1991-96 he was a board member of the UNESCO International Art History Committee.
Professor Emeritus of ELTE, his field of research is medieval Hungarian and universal art history, Romanticism and Gothic. He has been a doctor of art history since 1990, a correspondent at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences since 1993, and a full member since 2001. In 2002-2008, he was the vice-president of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. In 1997, he was awarded the Széchenyi Prize for “his internationally renowned scientific, scientific organizing, editorial and pedagogical activities”. The Middle Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary received the star award in 2009, in 2014 it was awarded the Homeland Award.
His main works include The World of Medieval Art, The Art of the Romanian Age, Introduction to Art History, Hungarian Village Churches, The Beginnings of Gothic in Hungary, Hungarian Art Around 1300-1470, The Monument of Marble or Sandstone, The Sculpture Find in Buda (with László Zolnay) , The Picture and its Similarity, The Art of the Middle Ages I-II.
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