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Kerényi, Jenő




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Jenő Kerényi was born in 1908 in Budapest. Between 1925 and 1930 he studied at the School of Decorative Arts. Afterwards he was admitted to the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, where he graduated in 1937 as a student of Jeno Bory, and later he became an assistant professor for him. In 1937 he was in Rome by scholarship.
In 1950 and in 1952 he got Munkácsy-award. In 1955 he won the Kossuth-award, and in 1958 on the World's Fair in Brussels the Grand Prix was given to him.


In 1964 he became merited artist, in 1966 outstanding artist and in 1968 he was awarded by the gold grade of work merit.

He lived in Budapest, from 1934 he regularly exhibiting artist. His main activity the statuettes, relieves, round sculptures and monumental works. The dominant material of his works the stone and bronze and aluminum.

Year Biography
1908 He was born in Budapest
1925-1930 School of Applied Arts
1930-1937 Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts
From 1934 he was exhibiting artists
  His teacher: Jenő Bory
1969 The city of Budapest Pro Arte golden medal
1969 II. National Statuette Biennale,
  Pécs, Baranya county grand prize
1968 Gold grade of work merit
1966 Outstanding artist
1964 Merited artist
1958 Brussels World's Fair, Grand Prix
1955 Kossuth-award
1952 Munkácsy-award
1950 Munkácsy-award
1950 Suzzara (OL)
1950 International statuette exhibition I. prize
1942 Zrínyi-reward
1937 Roman scholarship
  Single exhibitions
2006 Körmend Gallery, Budapest
1980 Moscow
1978 Szentendre (permanent exhibition)
1976 Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest
1965 Collegium Hungaricum, Vienna
1941 Tamás Gallery, Budapest
  Selected group exhibition
1978 IV. Budapest International statuette
  Biennial, Art Gallery
1975 Public property Art Gallery, Budapest
  Jubilee Art Exhibition,
  Art Gallery, Budapest
1973 II. International Statuette Biennale
  Art Gallery, Budapest
1969 Hungarian art 1945-1969, Art Gallery, Budapest
  II. National Statuette Biennale, Pécs
1960 XXX. Venice Biennale, Venice
1960 Our fine arts after the liberation,
  Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest
1958 World Exhibition, Brussels
1942 XXIII. Venice Biennale, Venice
1940 Sports Award Exhibition
1937 New Artists Association, Budapest
  Work in public collection
  Ferenczy Museum, Szentendre
  Capital Gallery, Budapest
  Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest.
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