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Category: Museums, Local time: 09:12:42, Address: Tolna, Báta, 7149, Official WWW website:

The Janos Czencz Museum is an exhibition devoted to a famous, award-winning painter. This museum is located in the south of Hungary , in the Tolna county, in a small town called Báta. János Czencz was one of the most celebrated painters of Budapest before the Second World War.

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The Janos Czencz Museum in Báta was founded in 2002, by the painter's only daughter Huszákné Czencz Marietta. The visitors can see the most important pieces of the painters work from which a large number is still owned by the family.


Czencz was born in 1885 in Ostffyasszonyfa. He studied the Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest in the years 1907- 1912. His masters were artists such as: Aladár Edvi Illés, László Hegedüs and Tivadar Zempléni. In 1908 he had already had his own exhibition in the Műcsarnok gallery in Budapest.


In 1913 he received an Izidor Halmos prize for his work called "In front of the Mirror" and in 1918 he won the Rudits-prize for his painting called "Reclining Nude". In 1920 he was granted the award of the Society of Fine Arts for his work called "Marcella", and a year later was awarded the Benkő-prize. In 1928 in Fiumé, on the basis of the public voice, he won a Medaglia Commemorativa brozne medal. Later, in 1934 he received the Ede Balló-prize.

His Life and Death

Czencz was living in Budapest for a long time. His studio in the Százados Street had been destroyed during the bombardment in the Second World War, so he moved to a small town called Báta. He died in Szekszárd in 1960. His gravestone is the work of the sculptor János Pásztor. At his birthplace, in Ostffyasszonyfa , there is a commemorative plaque paying a tribute to the memory of this great artists.


His life and genre paintings, and especially his nudities persuaded the professionals. The fine, warm colors of his works gained him a large group of followers. His paintings are full of optimism. His works can be found in many domestic and foreign private collections, as well as in museums. For example, the Hungarian National Gallery has eleven of Czencz's paintings. In addition, his works can be seen in the Mór Wosinsky County Museum, in the Gyula Illyés County Library, in the Ferenc Liszt Museum in Sopron, and in many other public institutions.


While staying in Báta there is a number of other places worth visiting, for example: the Szent Vér Church, which had been built in the place of the former Benedictine Abbey, and where the wonderful Szent Vér (Holy Blood) relic has been kept. - The Szent Mihály Church - built in 1744. Louis II of Hungary confessed in a church that stood originally in the place of the current Szent Mihály Church before the Battle of Mohács. - A pump station with a carbon monoxide combustion engine, built in 1897, an exceptional historical industrial attraction. - A Folklore House from the 19th and 20th century, showing peasant architecture, furniture and national costumes from the Sárköz region. - The Fekete Gólya Museum - created from a civil initiative, an interactive introduction of the dwindling black stork population. - The Halászház - displaying the traditional fishing instruments. - A permanent exhibition of the sculptor Gyula Gyurgyonovics in the Ispánkert Gueshouse. - A walking tour to the mountain, from where there is a wonderful view of Báta and the Danube.

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Next to the Janos Czencz Museum the visitors can also see a Folk Art Room, which shows Huszákné Czencz Marietta's egg paintings, together with the display of the traditions of the Sárköz region. Catering is possible in a room furnished with traditional furniture, and the tambourine band of Imre Balogh can provide music and show a few local traditional dances.

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GPS: 46.126, 18.7597
Altitude: 88 m
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