Philip Alexis de Laszlo ( French Philip Alexius de László ), Hungarian Fulup Elek Laszlo (Laub) ( Hungarian Laub Fülöp Elek ; April 30, 1869 , Budapest - November 22, 1937 , London ) - artist -Portrait of Hungarian-Jewish origin, famous for numerous portraits of the European aristocracy and members of monarchist families (during his lifetime he was called the "last court portrait painter").
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MVO ( 1909 )
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Philip was the eldest son of a Jewish weaver, Adolf Laub (1842–1904) and his wife Johanna Goldreich (1843–1915). In 1891 , his family changed the surname Laub to László .
In his youth, he was engaged in photography and began to study painting, enrolling in the Hungarian National Academy of Arts , where renowned artists Bertalan Széké and Karoy Lotz turned out to be his mentors. Later he continued his studies in Munich and Paris . Portrait of Pope Leo XIII brush Laszlo was awarded a large gold medal at the Paris World Exhibition in 1900 .
In 1900, Laszlo married Lucy Madeleine Guinness , a representative of the rich and ancient Irish Guinness family. They first met in Munich in 1892 , but for several years they were forbidden to see each other. Lucy's friendly and family ties undoubtedly contributed to her husband’s reputation and orders. The couple had six children, most of whom were married to members of aristocratic British families.
In 1903, Laszlo moved from Budapest to Vienna, and in 1907 he moved to England. London remained his home until the end of his life, although the artist had extremely many travels around the world to fulfill orders.
He was awarded a huge number of honors and awards. In 1909 he became an honorary member of the Royal Victorian Order , whom Edward VII awarded him, and his successor, King George V , knighted Laszlo. In 1912, Philip Laszlo received the nobility from Franz Joseph I , Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary. The artist’s surname now became László de Lombos , but in everyday life he preferred to use the former (1891) surname, ennobling her prefix “de” . It should be noted that in a number of lifetime biographical German biographies of the artist he appears with the prefix von (literally corresponding to the French prefix de )  .
Laszlo became a subject of Great Britain in 1914, but - despite this - he was interned at the end of World War I (1917-1918).
He had a heart attack in 1936, during the course of this year another followed, and the artist died at his home in Hampstead .
Architect Ignaz Vekselman, 1894
Maria Louise of Bourbon-Parma , Princess of Bulgaria, until 1899
Austro-Hungarian Empress Elizabeth of Bavaria , 1899
Pope Leo XIII , 1900
Cardinal Mariano Rampolla , 1900
Violinist Jan Kubelik , 1903
Artist Sir Alfred East , 1907
Alice Battenberg , Greek and Danish Princess, 1907
Louise Mountbatten , later Queen of Sweden, 1907
Emperor Wilhelm II , 1908
Augusta Victoria , German Empress, 1908
Writer Vita Sackville West , 1910
Winifred Anna Dallas York, Countess of Portland and First President of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds , 1912
Andrey Georgievich , Prince of Greece, 1913
Ivy Gordon-Lennox, Countess of Portland, 1915
Mrs. George Owen Sandys, 1915
The son of an artist , 1917
Marquise Londonderry in military uniform, 1918
Joseph Austin Chamberlain , 1920
Frank Billings Kellogg , US Secretary of State
Helen Charlotte de Berkeley-Richard, 1935
- Wikimedia Commons has media related to Philip de Laszlo
- The de Laszlo Archive Trust . Last accessed August 15, 2007.
- National Portrait Gallery biographical profile and links to images Retrieved August 15, 2007.
- Articles on de Laszlo from website dedicated to John Singer Sargent . Last accessed August 15, 2007.
- Suzy Menkes. "A Hungarian artist's brush with grandeur" The International Herald Tribune Friday 9 January 2004. Last accessed 15 August 2007. 
- The Honorable Sandra de Laszlo Interview about her grandfather-in-law 's work and current appeal. Retrieved August 15, 2007.
- The Peerage
- German National Library , Berlin State Library , Bavarian State Library , etc. Record # 116010223 // General Normative Control (GND)
- BNF ID : Open Data Platform
- Philipp Alexius de Laszlo
- See: O. von Schleinitz Philipp von László. - Leipzig, 1913.