3145 T-2. Discovered 1973 Sept. 30 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar.

Named in memory of Etienne Hajdu (1907-1996), Roumanian-born sculptor who studied in Budapest and Vienna and who lived and worked in Paris from 1927. His abstract sculptures are carved directly in marble of various colors, schist and onyx, and the free-standing works in stone, bronze, aluminum and wood combine a refined effect of light and shadow on the surfaces of volumes with a controlled tension of outlines both of inner open spaces and other contours. Reliefs stamped into thick paper, designs for coins, tapestries, stage-settings and customs, as well as decorations for Sevres porcelain, show Hajdu's many-sided talent. (M 30801)

Name proposed by the discoverers following a suggestion by C. Portheine, who also prepared the citation.

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