János Mattis-Teutsch (born 1884, Breslau) was a Hungarian/Romanian painter, sculptor, graphic artist, art critic, and poet. In 1901-1902 he studied at the Academy of Applied Arts in Budapest, followed by studies at the Bavarian Academy of Art until 1905. Between 1908 and 1915 he gradually shifted from naturalistic painting with religious and ethical themes to an abstract form of representation. In 1917 he joined the circle of MA and in 1918 debuted in the gallery of Der Sturm. His second show, in 1918, also took place in the MA building in Budapest. He had solo shows in Berlin and Vienna in 1921.
About his Art
His art is closest to Abstract Expressionism. At first the inspiration of nature is clearly discernible in his pictures, but later the sovereign forms generated by an inner vision overwhelmed the landscape elements. His watercolors, linocuts and oil paintings made between 1919 and 1924 constituting a cycle under the title Spiritual Flowers, feature organic formations, now and then mollified by geometric forms.
Began working with sculpture in 1920. He participated in the 1921 Der Sturm exhibition. Visited the Bauhaus in 1925. He was the editor of the Paris section of Integral magazine. His collected theoretical writings were published in 1931. From 1944 to 1949, taught at the Kronstadt Section of the Romanian Society of Visual Artists, where he was also director from 1957-59. Died in 1960 in Brasov.
Artworks of János Mattis-Teutsch are available of Kálmán Makláry Fina Arts.