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Kmetty, János

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He is one of the first Hungarian artists, who applied the new, modern change in style in his works. He studied in Paris around 1910, from that time on he applied the style of the compositions with cubistic forms. Later, he combined the expressionistic energy and the clear forms of constructivism in his works. His works show landscapes and portraits too, his self-portraits show a deep self reflection, although combined with humour. Recurring motives on his landscape works are the streets, houses and churches of Kecskemét and Szentendre. In 1949 he was awarded the Kossuth-award, in 1981 a constant exhibition of his works were opened in Szentendre.
 
Year Biography
   
1889 He was born in Miskolc
  He studeid at the Ferenc Szablya-Frischauf Free School in Budapest,
  than he learnt from Károly Ferency
1911 He visited the Julian Academy in Paris
  Founding member and president of the New Society of Artists
1911-1912 He worked at the Artist Colony of Kecskemét
1929-1931 He worked at the Artist Colony of Nagybánya
from 1945 member of the Artist Colony of Szentendre
1946-1949 professor of the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts
  Head of the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts painting department
1981 His permanent exhibition opened in Szentendre
  In the Hungarian art he was one of the the first cubist works creator
   
  His teachers:Elemér Halász-Hradil,
  Ferenc Szablya-Frischauf, Károly Ferenczy .
   
  Awards
   
1974 Orders of the Hungarian People's Republic II. grade
1969 Work Merit grade gold
1965 Outstanding artist
1959 Meritd artist
1949 Kossuth-award
1946 Szinyei Society award
   
  Single exhibitions
   
1981 Kmetty Museum opening, Szentendre
1978 Hungarian Culture House, Prague (memorial exhibition)
1977 Art Gallery, Budapest
  Ottó Herman Museum, Miskolc
  Kecskemét Gallery, Kecskemét
  Hungarian Culture House, Berlin
1976 Artist Colony' Gallery, Szentendre (memorial exhibition)
1962 ~ donated pictures to Miskolc city,
  Ottó Herman Museum, Miskolc
1960 Adolf Fényes Hall, Budapest
  Kmetty paintings and drawings, Janus Pannonius Museum, Pécs
1937 Fränkel Salon, Budapest
1931 Tamás Gallery, Budapest
1929 Tamás Gallery, Budapest
1922 Belvedere, Budapest
   
  Selected group exhibition
   
1996 Art of Baia Mare, Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest
1994-1995 Art of Szentendre between 1926-1935,
  Szentendre Gallery, Szentendre
1988 The Old Szentendre Art Colony Jubilee exhibition.
  The Szentendre Art Colony sixty years between 1928-1988, Szentendre Gallery, Szentendre
  Artists' Colony Gallery, Szentendre
1983 The Szentendre painting, Hatvani Gallery, Hatvan
1982 The Art of Szentendre, Balaton Museum, Keszthely
1981-1982 Szentendre permanent exhibition IV. sort,
  Szentendre Gallery, Szentendre
1980 Szentendre Artists Exhibition,
  János Tornyai Museum, Hódmezővásárhely
1979 The Old Szentendre Art Colony Jubilee exhibition.
1977 Hungarian art of the twentieth century,
  Szentendre Gallery, Szentendre
1976 Szentendre Art Colony 1976, Hungarian
  National Gallery, Budapest
1975 Jubilee Art Exhibition, Art Gallery, Budapest
1972 The old artist colony memorial exhibition,
  Artist's Colony Gallery, Szentendre
1969 The exhibition of the artists' colony of Szentendre,
  Déri Museum, Debrecen
1968 11. Hungarian Fine Arts Exhibition,
  Art Gallery, Budapest
1967 Ferenczy Museum, Szentendre
1966 Paintings of Szentendre, Bálint Balassa Museum,Esztergom
  New compositions, Csók Gallery, Székesfehérvár
1965 10. Hungarian Fine Arts Exhibition,
  Art Gallery, Budapest
1962 XXXI. Venice Biennale, Venice
  9. Hungarian Fine Arts Exhibition,
  Art Gallery, Budapest
  The Danube Bend in the Hungarian art,
  Ferenczy Museum, Szentendre
  Esztergom
1960 Our fine arts after the liberation,
  Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest
  8. Hungarian Fine Art exhibition, Art Gallery, Budapest
1959 7. Hungarian Fine Art exhibition, Art Gallery, Budapest
1957 Hungarian revolutionary art, Art Gallery, Budapest
1955 6. Hungarian Fine Art exhibition, Art Gallery, Budapest
1949 Hungarian Art from 1800 to the present,
  Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest
1948 One hundred Hungarian artists works,
  Capital Gallery, Budapest
  The Hungarian reality, Capital Gallery, Budapest
1947 The second free National exhibition
  Capital Gallery, Budapest
1943 For the Hungarian Art, Art Gallery, Budapest
1942 Hungarian watercolors, Tamás Gallery, Budapest
1940 For the Hungarian Art, Art Gallery, Budapest
1924-1943 the New Society of Artists exhibitions,
  National Saloon, Budapest
   
  Works in public colections
   
  Bálint Balassa Museum, Esztergom
  István Dobó Museum, Eger
  Capital Gallery, Budapest
  Ottó Herman Museum, Miskolc
  Saint Stephen King Museum, Székesfehérvár
  Janus Pannonius Museum, Pécs
  József Katona Museum, Kecskemét
  Ministry of Culture, Budapest
  Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest
  József Rippl-Rónai Museum, Kaposvár
  Ferenczy Museum, Szentendre
  Thury Gy. Museum, Nagykanizsa
  Tihany Museum, Tihany
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