Alfred Macalik was a realist artist of fine-art with a firm and original temperament. He had never allowed himself to be excessively influenced by the “trends” of the 20th century. He wasn’t representative of a particular style but all his works were born as a result of a deep love for mankind and nature. During his lifetime, his artistical activity for more than six decades had constantly remained in the attention of the press. The Criş County Museum, in Oradea, Romania, holds 32 painting and 11 graphical works of his creation.
Between the years 1949-1953 he was a teacher at the Popular Art School in Oradea. Macalik was also known for the restoration of paintings and for his interest in the musical life of the city. He composed classical music and was the leader of a chamber orchestra. Macalik is remembered as an artist, a restorer, a teacher and also a composer. He is buried at Municipal Cemetery in Oradea.