Elek (Fischer), Artur

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ELEK (Fischer), ARTUR

ELEK (Fischer), ARTUR (1876–1944), Hungarian author and art historian. A contributor to Nyugat and other literary periodicals, Elek translated French and Italian classics and wrote short stories. His major works were Álarcos menet ("Masked Procession," 1913), A reneszánsz festőművészete ("Renaissance Painting," 1927), and Ujabb magyar költők lýrai anthológiája (1911), an anthology of modern Hungarian poetry. A convert to Christianity, he committed suicide during the Nazi occupation.