Curriculum Vitae

I was born on 6th August 1950 in Törökszentmiklós (Hungary).

I accomplished my secondary studies at the German course of the Könyves Kálmán high school in Budapest. In the meantime I attended the studies of Béla Gábor painter and drawing teacher.

Parallel with these studies I was working first at the Újpest Workers’ Community Centre, and later at it’s légal successor the Derkovits Circle under Árpád Szabados’s guidance up to 1970.

From 1968 I did special studies at the MÁV Fine Art Circle, preparing for the college entrance examination.

After having finished my regular military service I continued my studies from 1971 at the drawing-geography section of the Juhász Gyula Teacher’s College in Szeged.

Since 1973 I have been working in several decoration workshops resp. graphic artistic communities. It is datable from this time that my individual graphics appear in the literary weekly „Élet és Irodalom” (Life and Literature).

In 1977 I became member of the Society of Self-educated Artists and in the same year of the Club of Young Artists. I gave up this latter membership in 1980.

Since 1980 as a self-employed graphic designer I have been working on several fields: so until 1983 I was employed by a few publishers as illustrator and title page designer; in this interval I participated in the preparation of 127 publications.

I produced multiplied graphics and posters. I worked in several animated cartoons (Cartoon: MUSIC TV, ZDF-BDR Television: PACE) as background resp. Storyboard maker (Varga Studio: Atlas).

Beyond that I am engaged in designing graphic image of various companies (AVA Hungaria, Pro Renovanda Cultura Hungariae Foundation), as well as advertising graphic, designing fashion magazines and catalogues (Rocco, Modeline).

Giving up in 1989 my applied graphic activity I orient myself again towards the individual graphic arts.

1991-95 I investigated the relationship among various reprezentations of subcultures, with special regard to the sociological and psychological bearings of body decoration. In this field I am involved in several educational programmes:

  • in the Hungarian Radio on several occasions
  • in the Dunakanyar (Danube bend) Radio
  • in the programme of Radio „M”
  • in the Hungarian Television resp. various regional programmes
  • in the monthy Művészet (Art) a report was made on my experiences gained in this domain.

I am member of the National Association of Hungarian Creative Artists, the Society of Artists in the City Centre and of the ART-KRAFTWERK Assembly.