Tuesday 24 September 2013, 7pm
Hungarian Cultural Centre
10 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7NA
A lifetime in art
Endre Hévézi, the 90-year-old Hungarian artist in London
H. E. Mr. János Csák, Hungarian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in London opens the exhibition
On the occasion of Endre Hévézi's 90th birthday the Hungarian Cultural Centre is delighted to celebrate Endre Hévézi's long-lasting career and to present the exhibition of his works. H. E. Mr. János Csák, Hungarian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in London will open the exhibition on Tuesday 24 September 2013.
Endre Hévézi was born in 1923 in Szeged, Hungary. He graduated in architecture from the Technical University of Budapest and afterwards completed his MA at the University of London. Hévézi's career as an artist started in Denmark in the late 1940s, where he painted portraits and landscapes (mainly of Hungarian motifs) and exhibited them in Copenhagen, Stockholm, Odense and several other Scandinavian cities.
His religious works include a set of ceramic panels symbolizing the Stations of the Cross at the Catholic church of Hartley Witney, and twelve wall panels of Eucharistic symbols using the same technique at the Allan Hall Catholic Seminary in Chelsea. However, his most significant work of this kind is the decoration of the Debra Libanos Cathedral in Ethiopia. Part of this material has also been exhibited in the Royal Festival Hall.
Hévézi is also a founding member of the British Society of Enamellers. With his vitrified enamel pictures he won first prize at the biennale of La Cruna (1988), Madrid (1998) and a prize in Budapest (2001).
Endre Hévézi's works can be found in private collections in Europe and America, in the National Gallery of Warsaw and Gdansk, in the National Gallery and the Museum of Decorative Art in Budapest, in the Móra Ferenc Museum of Szeged, the Silkeborg Museum in Silkeborg, Denmark and in the Usher Gallery in Lincoln, UK.
Exhibition open: 25 September-11 October
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 10am-5pm, Fri 9am–2pm
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