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Visual Arts

 

Loki Gili - Song of Sorrow, Song of Hope

The artistic community in the city of Hamilton has been very supportive of Hungarians as a nationality. Not only did the Art Gallery of Hamilton exhibit Hungarian Splendor: Masterpieces from the National Gallery in Budapest, but two other galleries in the city have shown adjunct exhibits about the people of Hungary. Read more...

 

 

Mural created by the Roma Women

International Roma Day: A Day to Raise Awareness of the Human Rights Problems
Experienced by Roma


Read or download an article about Hungarian Roma refugees
in Canada by Paul St.Clair, Migration of Hungarian Roma to Canada and Back .

Profiles of Canadian Artists

 

Andrea Blanar is a Canadian artist born in Hungary who has lived in Canada since the 1950’s. She has degrees from McGill, Sir George Williams and Concordia – where she obtained a BA in fine arts (magna cum laude) in 1978.        Read more...

 

József Halmy was born in 1929 in Putnok, in the North of Hungary. In 1945, he was deported to Germany. After World War II, he spent four years in Paris, where he studied at the Ecole de Beaux Arts. In 1952, Halmy emigrated to Canada and from 1962 to 1966 he studied at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto. After his studies, he worked at the National Art Gallery in Ottawa as a painting and paper conservator, all the while continuing to create his own work as an artist and exhibiting in Canada and Hungary. Read more...

 

Anna Noéh was born in Hungary in 1926. She studied at the Academy of Applied Arts, Budapest (1952-56); and the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna (1956-57). In 1957, she immigrated to Montreal, Quebec. Read more...

 

Dora de Pédery-Hunt, born in Budapest, studied at the Royal School for Applied Art, Budapest, 1937-43, where she graduated with her Master of Fine Arts, winning numerous scholarships and prizes. She came to Canada in 1948 and settled in Toronto where she has done sculpture and design.        Read more...

 

Yvonne Singer, born in 1944 in Budapest during the Nazi occupation of Hungary, immigrated with her family to Canada in 1949. She was educated at McGill University, Montréal, (B.A., Ed), Ontario College of Art, Experimental Department, Toronto, and York University, (M.F.A).     Read more...

 

Gabor Szilasi was born in 1928 in Budapest, Hungary and immigrated to Canada in 1957. Szilasi became interested in photography after he was forced to interrupt his medical studies in Hungary, having been blacklisted after attempting to flee the country to escape the incoming communist regime in 1949.        Read more...

 

Anna Torma was born in 1952 in Tarnaörs, Hungary and immigrated to Toronto in 1988. She was introduced to textile art by both her mother and grandmother who taught her hand sewing and embroidery. Her study of textiles ...        Read more...

 

Vivian Tors was born in Montreal. Her parents, both natives of  Budapest, Hungary, emigrated to Canada in 1957 after the Hungarian Revolution. She is a photo-based artist and member of the Enriched Bread Artists cooperative in Ottawa.         Read more...

 

Louis Weiss was born in Budapest, Hungary in January 1927 where as a young man, he studied Design, Metal Relief Carving and Etching. In 1944 Louis was deported to Auschwitz and later ...      
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Tavi Weisz is a visual artist who moved from Budapest, Hungary to Ottawa in 1999. In the same year he completed his postgraduate studies in Fine Arts at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest under Hungarian master Dora Maurer.        Read more...

 

 

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