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Földi, Péter




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Péter Földi studied at the Eger Teacher Training College specialized on mathematics and drawing, where his teachers were Ödön Somoskői, János Blaskó, János Seres and Ernő Nagy. He finished his studies at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts. From 1995 until his retirement he taught in the Esterhazy Karoly College. His is a regular participant in national exhibitions.

His specific mythology which guides his brush, comes from the folk tales and the folk traditions’ world, but inspired by the sincerity and purity of children's drawings as well. The main source of him inspiration the hometown Somoskőújfalu, he re-interpreted the folk traditions. He following the unstudied, cosmic vision of the children's drawings and "neo-primitive painting” as well. At the beginning of his career, the effect of Jackson Pollock and Hans Hartung were felt, he created expressive and lyrical abstract works. From the seventies the flora form naturalistic representation coupled with geometric character, he inquired into the laws of the repeat and eclipse, than he deals with the existence of biologically superior animal - birds, quadrupeds – visualization. For the second half of the decade he found his individual color-form-image world. On his concisely composed works opposite with the anti-colourist conceptual fashion, the strong, clean, uniform color surfaces often appeared, following the children's drawings, the folk art untutored world view and the purity of the "neo-primitive" painting. The absence of the visual perspective is reminiscent of Egyptian art.

Year Biography
1949 he was born in Somoskőújfalu (town in Nógrád County)
1968-1972  He studied at the Eger Teacher Training College spcialized on mathematics and drawing
  He studied at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts
from 1995 The Esterhazy Karoly College of Education's Associate Professor
1972-1992 Taught in his native village
1995- 2009 He taught until his retirement in Esterhazy Karoly College
from 1994 Member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts
  His teachers: Ödön Somoskői, János Blaskó, János Seres, Ernő Nagy
2007 Kossuth-award
2001 Hungarian Republic merited artist
1998 Tornyai-plaque, Hódmezővásárhely
  Gold Cross of the Hungarian Republic
1984, 1988, 1992 Miskolc Winter Exhibition awards
1980, 1997 Eger Watercolor Biennale Grand Prize
1982, 1988, 1992, 1995 Salgótarján Drawing Biennial Grand Prize
1979, 1993, 1998 Salgótarján Spring Exhibition Grand Prize
1994 Vasarhely Autumn Exhibition awards
1994 For the Hungarian Arts Award
1993 First National Pastel Biennial Prize, Esztergom
1992 Wine Festival awards
1988 Szeged Summer Exhibition awards
1987 Munkácsy-award
1985 Eger Liberation Exhibition awards
1982 The Drawing Biennial Grand Prize, Salgótarján
1981 The Studio '81 the "KISZ" Central Committee awards
  Szombathely city Derkovits-awards
1980 Derkovits-Award for Excellence
  Eger Watercolor Biennale Grand Prize
1979 On the Studio '79 at the National Council of Trade Unions awards
1978 Derkovits-scholarship
1977 The Ministry of Culture Education and Art awards
1973, 1976 Madách-scholarship
  Selected single exhibitions
2011 Erlin Gallery
2010 Spring Party Gallery, Pécs
  Lena & Roselli Gallery, Budapest
2006 The Wheatear habitat: in memory of Supka Manna, Aulich Art Gallery, Budapest
2005 The swineherd sisters' singing, Szinyei Gallery, Budapest
  Ferenc Móra Museum, Szeged
2001 Vigadó Gallery, Budapest
1997-2010 Parti Gallery, Pécs
1995 Synagogue, Szolnok
1987 Tornya Museum, Hódmezővásárhely
1981 Vigadó Gallery, Budapest
1977 House of Culture, Somoskőújfalu
1974 Hospital Gallery, Salgótarján
1973 Nógrád County Council Club, Salgótarján
  Selected group exhibitions
2012 Eighth stunt - jungle, the Miskolc Gallery Metropolitan Museum of Art
2012 We belong together, Forrás Gallery
2011 Erlin Gallery
2011 Changes - spring, summer, autumn, winter - with Füzesi Heierli Susan, Kudor Duka Stephen and Sarah Richter, MONO Gallery
2008 North so - Eger's five Artists: Peter Land, Imre Bukta, Csaba George Borg Szurcsik Joseph, Louis bones. Coast Gallery, Pécs
2007 IX. State Art Exhibition Award Winners, Olof Palme House, Budapest
2004 Europe Frieze, Ungar - Vienna Collegium Hungaricum Gallery, Vienna
2004 Art Collections in the II. district– Stephen Nemeth collection
2000 PéterFöldi, Ákos Muzsnay, Tamás Szabó exhibition, Vigadó Gallery, Budapest
1998 45. Vásárhelyi Autumn Exhibition, János Tornyai Museum, Hódmezővásárhely
  Kolozsváry-Collection, Art Gallery, Budapest
1997 Hungarian Salon '97, Art Gallery, Budapest
  Folk Art in the Contemporary Art, Kiskunhalas
1993 Salgótarján Spring Exhibition
1992 Wine Festival Exhibition, Csontváry Gallery, Budapest
  Hungarian mythology, Lajos Kossuth University, Debrecen
1990  V. National Small Graphic Bienniall, Sándor Nógrádi Museum, Salgótarján
  Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Párizs, Grand Palais
1989 Winter Exhibition, Hungarian Fine and Applied Artists, Kunsthalle, Budapest
  Kunst Heute in Ungarn,Neue Galerie, Sammlung Ludwig
  Meisterwerke der Ungarischen Moderne, Graz
1988 International Art Fair, Basel
1987 Hungarian contemporary art, Munich
  Christie-auction, Amsterdam
1985 40 creative years, Kunsthalle, Budapest
1982 VIII. Watercolor Biennial, Eger
  II. National Arts Biennial, Museum Alexander Nógrádi Salgótarján
1980 Summer exhibition, Szeged
1977 Studio '77, Székesfehérvár
1975 Hungarian Landscapes - Landscape Painting Biennial, Hatvan
1973-1974 Sring exhibition, Salgótarján
  Alföld exhibition, Békéscsaba
  Teachers Artists National Exhibition, Fáklya Club, Budapest
  Works in public collections
  Déri Museum, Debrecen
  József Katona Museum, Kecskemét
  Kecskemét Gallery, Kecskemét
  Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest
  Modern Hungarian Gallery, Pécs
  Sándor Nógrádi Museum, Salgótarján
  Szombathelyi Gallery, Szombathely
  János Tornyai Museum, Hódmezővásárhely
  Castle Museum, Eger
  City Museum, Győr

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