Alexander ( Sandor) Finta was born in Turkeve, Hungary in 1881 and died in Los Angeles in 1958. He emigrated to the US after 1914 and lived in both New York City and Los Angeles. Finta studied both in Europe and at Columbia University. He was known as a sculptor, illustrator, teacher, writer , and medalist.

Exhibitions: PAFA, 1929-31; Nat. Mus. FA, Budapest; Bellas Artes Mus., Rio do Janeiro; Numismatic Mus., NY; MMA; BM; Los Angeles Mus. Art; LOC; BM (solo); NYPL; Lehigh Univ.; Lafayette College; Muhlenburg (PA) College; Newark Mus.; Easton (PA) Mus. Art; Los Angeles Public Library; Stendahl Art Gal., Los Angeles; NAD. Awards: prize & medal, P&S Club, Southern Calif., 1941, 1945, 1948-50; medal, Ebell Club, 1949; Artists of the Southwest, 1948-50.

Member: P&S Club Southern California (vice-pres.).

Work: sculpture, MMA; New York State Govt.; Author's Club; Acad. Medicine; City Health Dept.; Numismatic Soc., all in NYC; Cleveland Public Library; & monuments, Transylvania; Yugoslavia; First Presbyterian Church, NYC; Walt Whitman Mem., Brooklyn; U.S. Govt.; Cathedral, Rio de Janeiro; Nyitra, Maniga, Czechoslovakia; Nat. Mus., Mus. War, Budapest; medal, Hungarian Fed. Am.; St. Stephen's Church, NYC; Gloucester City, NJ; LACMA

Comments: Author: Herdboy of Hungary, Trial by Steel, Chico, & many other books, essays, articles on art. Lectures: Philosophy of Art, Hungarian Folk Art, Art and Religion, Conservative, Modern, and Abstract Art. Illustrator for leading book publishers. Position: sculptor, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp., 1944, 1945.

Sources: Falk, Exh. Record Series. More recently, see Hughes, Artists of California, 181; add'l info. courtesy D. Wayne Johnson, Litchfield, CT

Ref: biography is drawn fom " Who Was Who in American Art", 1564-1975, 400 years odf Artists in America edited by Peter Hastings Falk- Madison Ct: sound View Press
Alexander Finta (Hungarian,1880-1958) "Charge" " Austro-Hungarian infantryman , high quality bronze, signed and dated 1914-15
Dimensions: Total height 12inches