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Kovács, Tamás

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His works are characterised by their fine and detailed elaboration. Despite the stylization and decoration the observer still focuses on the topic. In the decorative graphical works real and fantastic motives and details combine. The series or single works often show fairy tale figures or animals with human traits. The human figures lead the observer into a fictitious past or the Far East. The figures are simple heroes, solders or everyday craftsmen. The atmosphere of the images is characterised by the poetic lyric. The playfulness as well as the irony is kept even on representations with battles. The works are not only admired by the public, but were also acknowledged by the professionals, the oeuvre of the artist was awarded the Munkácsy-Award in 1981.
 
Year Biography
   
1942 He was born in Budapest
1964-1968 Hungarian College of Fine Arts
  Member of the Association of Hungarian Graphic,
  the Hungarian Fine and Applied Artists Association,
  the Engravers of Mihály Munkácsy Creative Community,
  and also the Széchenyi Art Academy
From 1969 he exhibited
1977-1984 He was a regular visitor of the Makó Artist Colony
1983-1987 He was the art teacher of the Fine and Applied Arts Secondary School
   
  His teacher: Sándor Ék, György Kádár,
  Károly Raszler, Tibor Rozanits
   
  Awards
   
1997 Budapest Mikszáth Tender I. prize, Petőfi Literary Museum
1982 I. National Drawing Biennial, Hungarian
  People's Republic Art Fund Prize, Salgótarján
1981 Munkácsy-award
1980 Drawing Exhibition Hungarian People's Republic Art Fund Prize,
  Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest
1979 BIB Gold Plaque Award, Pozsony
1978 Beautiful Hungarian Book Award for Excellence
1978 Main Prize of the Ministry of Culture
1977 Beautiful Hungarian Book Award for Excellence
1977 Béla Kondor memorial medal
1977 IX. Graphic Biennial Prize, Miskolc
1975 Beautiful Hungarian Book Award for Excellence
1974 Beautiful Hungarian Book Award for Excellence
   
  Single exhibition
   
1998 MOL Gallery, Szolnok
1992 National Széchenyi Library, Budapest
1984 Erzsébetváros Gallery, Budapest
1983 Dunakeszi
  Nagyatád
1982 Public Library, Makó
1980 Tendenz Galerie, Sindelfingen
1977 Fészek Club, Budapest
  Mensch Galerie, Hamburg
1976 Csepel Gallery, Budapest
1975 Helikon Gallery, Budapest
1974 TV Gallery, Budapest
1972 Studio Gallery, Budapest
   
  Selected group exhibition
   
1997 Mikszáth Tender, Petőfi Literary Museum, Budapest
  The Merics-collection, Saint Stephen King
  Museum, Székesfehérvár
1996 Széchenyi Academy of art graphic presentation,
  MTA headquarters, Budapest
1988 IV. National Drawing Biennial,
  Sándor Nógrádi Museum, Salgótarján
1985 Tableau, Bartók 32 Gallery, Budapest
1983 Lyrical Graphics, Óbuda Gallery, Budapest
1982 Graphic Art from Hungary, Bankside Gallery, London
  Haus Derkum, Köln
  Kulturfavoriten, Bécs
  I. National Drawing Biennial, Sándor Nógrádi
  Museum, Salgótarján
  Makói Artists' Colony exhibition,
  Fészek Gallery, Budapest
1981 Zeitgenössische Grafik aus Ungarn, G. M.,
  Hannover
  Wärmlands M., Karlstad
1980 Intergraphic '80, Berlin
  Hungarian Graphics, Cultural and
  Community Unit Polytechnic of Central London
1979 Biennial of Illustrations, Pozsony
1978 Hungarian Graphics , Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest
  Berliner Stadtsbibliothek
  Kulturhaus, Potsdam
  Palazzo Strozzi, Firenze
1977 Ady-picture, Petőfi Literary Museum, Budapest
1976 Musée des Beaux-Arts, Le Havre
1975 Studio '75, Ernst Museum, Budapest
1974 11 Exhibition of Young Artists,,
  Saint Stephen King Museum, Székesfehérvár
   
  Works in public collection
   
  KMG, Dunaszerdahely
  Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest
  Petőfi Literary Museum, Budapest
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