Istvan Sandorfi (born in 1948) also known as Étienne Sandorfi, was a naturalised French painter of Hungarian origin. He received his formal art education at École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts and at École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs in Paris.
Sandorfi’s painting style, which blends a meticulous realistic technique with elements of surrealism, has been featured for the past three decades in important European galleries including Isy Brachot. His provocative draped figures and still-lifes appear in important private collections and museums on several continents, notably Centre Georges Pompidou, Musee de la Ville de Paris, Kunsthalle in Nuremberg, and the Taiwan Museum of Art, among others.
Sandorfi died in December, 2007 in Paris.