BRUCK, LAJOS (1846–1910), Hungarian painter, specializing in Hungarian folk life. He was brother of the painter Miksa *Bruck. Bruck settled in Paris in 1874. There his sentimental and idealistic style of painting was not to the French taste. Later he moved to England, where he was very popular. Among his most important paintings are Loneliness, View of Budapest, The Quartet Rehearsal, and The Postmaster. His works were widely disseminated through engravings and photographs.