Curriculum Vitae

Published by nelod on 2008 Szeptember 11, Csütörtök

• Born in Budapest in 1942, he graduated from the Fine Arts College at 25 in 1967. His masters included János Kmetty, István Eigel, Lajos Szentiványi, Jenő Barcsay and Iván Szabó.
• He has been on study trips to most countries in Europe, as well as Georgia, Armenia, Turkey, the United States and Canada.
• Since 1967 he has been a member of the Arts Fund (now the National Association of Hungarian Artists)
Since 1975 he has been a member of the Painters’ Branch of the Association of Hungarian Fine and Applied Artists
Since 1997 he has been a member of the Medals Branch of the Association of Hungarian Fine Artists
Since 2000 he has been a member of the Society of Hungarian Painters
Since 2002 he has been a member of Mednyánszky Society
In 1972 he was awarded the Derkovits Scholarship
In 1983 he was awarded the SZOT Scholarship
In 1984 he received the Quality Award from the Ministry of Education and Culture
In 1997 he received the ‘Pro Budapest Award’ from the City of Budapest
In 2002 he received the Pro Palota Award
In 2004 he received the ‘For the Public Benefit Award’ from the Királyhágómellék Church District of the Reformed Church
• He was a founder of the Nyíregyháza-Sóstó International Colony of Artists (1970), the Salgótarján International Colony of Artists (1974), the Mezôtúr Colony of Artists (1981), the Colony of Nature-based Artists (Kán, 2000), and the Colony of Hungarian Painters in the Carpathian Basin (Balatonvilágos, 2000). In 1991 he participated in the Tiszapéterfalva International Colony of Artists (Sub-Carpathia). From 2001 to 2002 he participated in the Felsőbánya Colony of Artists. He is also a founder of the Sub-Carpathian Simon Hollósy International Fine Arts Camp (Rónafüred, Lumsori, 2004).
• In Dunaszerdahely (Dunajska Streda, Slovakia), and he also took part in the first exhibition of the Gallery of Contemporary Hungarian Art in 1994. To date, he has launched 79 one-man exhibitions.
• Major joint exhibitions abroad include those in Schlieren, Bern, Geneva, Basel, Aarau, St. Gallen (Switzerland) and Chisinau (Moldavia). He frequently participates in national exhibitions like the Hódmezővásárhely Autumn Art-Exhibition, the Biennial Pastel Show, the National Biennial of Medal Art Sopron, the Great Plain Exhibition, the Balaton Exhibition, and so on. His works are kept at the Hungarian National Gallery, the History Museum of Budapest, the Ministry of National Cultural Heritage, the András Jósa Museum, the János Tornyai Museum, the Water Conservancy Museum, the Hungarian Theatre Institution, the Hungarian Cultural Association of Sub-Carpathia, the Paks Nuclear Power Plant Rt., Ericsson Hungary Kft., T-Mobile Hungary Telecommunications Rt., the Museum of Contemporary Art (Dunaszerdahely-Dunajská Streda, Slovakia), DHL Hungary Kft., Internationale Treuhand A.G. (Basel), Zürcher Kantonalbank, Kiste (Berlin), The Budapest Technical University, The Gallery of the Királyhágómellék Church District of the Reformed Church, the Benedictine Abbey at Pannonhalma, the Petôfi Museum of Literature, the District Councils of the 12th and 15th districts in Budapest, the Budapest City Assembly, Civis Hotels, MAL Rt., the Jókai Mine (Ajka) as well as numerous private art collections in Hungary and abroad.
• He is married with four grown-up children.