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Pátzay, Pál




Pál Patzay was born in 1896 in Kapuvar. Between 1912 and 1914 he studied at the College of Fine Arts in Budapest where Béla Radnai was his teacher. He was being expelled from the collage so Patzay learnt the arts in autodidactic way. He met with Lajos Kassák, and joined his art colony in 1915. His first exhibition in the "Ma" exhibition room was in 1917 where next to Ede Bohacsek works Patzay’s eight statues was shown. During the world war he kept refugees in his studio in Kőbánya, and he got the Righteous award for this act. He became the member of the Artist Council in 1945. He got the Kossuth award in 1950, and the outstanding award in 1952, and he got the Kossuth-award secondly in 1965.

He was one of the most consistent representative of the Roman School. His neoclassical works show harmony and Baroque momentums. His indisputable plastic talent and knowledge, and his amazing scholarship, made him an unquestional figure of the hungarian artistic profession.

Year Biography
1896 he was born in Kapuvar
1912, 1914 between 1912 and 1914 he studied at the College of Fine Arts in Budapest, his teacher was Béla Radnai
1915 met with Lajos Kassák, and joined his colony
1917 firs exhibition in the "Ma" exhibition room
1920s he went to abroad for study, in 1927 to Paris, between 1928 and 1930 he got scholarship from Hungarian Academy in Rome
1942 he made that Petőfi plaque which was the emblem of the protest participants
1945 member of the Arts Council
1945, 1975 between 1945 and 1975 he was professor of the College of Fine Arts
1970 Hungarian Republic's Flag Order
1952 Outstanding Artist of the Hungarian Republic 
1950, 1965 twofold Kossuth-award
  The corresponding member of the Hungarian Academy of Science
  Grand Prize of the Paris World Exhibition
  The III. National Fine Arts Exhibition's gold medal
1931 The capital city Ferenc József jubilee awards
  Single exhibitions
2008 permanent Pátzay-exhibition, Kapuvár
1982 Budapest Gallery Lajos st., Budapest (permanent collection)
1976 Rábaköz Museum, Kapuvár (permanent collection)
  Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest
  Selected Group exhibitions
1981 The 1950s. The Hungarian Art of the twentieth century, Csók Gallery, Székesfehérvár
1977 Hungarian art 1945-49. The Hungarian Art of the twentieth century, Csók Gallery, Székesfehérvár
1967 A Gresham and his companions. The Hungarian Art of the twentieth century, Csók Gallery, Székesfehérvár
1966 Hungarian sculpture 1920-1945. The Hungarian Art of the twentieth century, Csók Gallery, Székesfehérvár
1935 II. National Final Arts Exhibition, Budapest
1931 Hungarian Roman Art, National Saloon, Budapest
  Works in public collections
  Municipal Gallery, Budapest
  St. Stephen King Museum, Székesfehérvár
  Janus Pannonius Musum, Pécs
  Picture Gallery of Kecskemét, Kecskemét
  Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest.
  Selected public works
  Aurél Bernáth (bronze, 1985, Marcali, Bernáth Aurél Museum)
  Béla Bartók (bronze, 1985, Budapest, Hungarian Opera House)
  Kenyérszegő (bronze, 1984, Szeged, Klauzál square)
  Gábor Bethlen (bronze, 1980, Hódmezővásárhely, Bethlen Gábor Secondary School)
  Woman with wheat sheaf (bronze, 1979, Hőgyész)
  Lenin (bronze, 1979, Kapuvár)
  Sport equestrial (bronze, 1978, Kazincbarcika)
  Károly Lyka (bronze, 1977, Budapest, Margaret island)
  Jókai Mór (bronze, 1975, Budapest, Margaret Island)
  Liberation Moument (bronze, 1974, Győr)
  Kenyérszegő (bronze, 1974, Kapuvár)
  Water game fountain (bronze, 1975, Budapest, Buda Castle)
  Béla Bartók (bronze, 1973, Szombathely, Music school)
  Zoltán Kodály (bronze, 1973, Kecskemét, Kodály Institution)
  Petőfi-plaque (bronze, marble, 1973, Szófia)
  Dr. Kovács István-tomb (bronze, 1972, Budapest, Rákoskeresztúr cenetary)
  1942 plaque (stone, 1972, Budapest, V. dist., Petőfi square)
  József Katona (bronze, 1971, Szeged, Pantheon)
  Lenin (bronze, 1970, Budapest, VIII. dist., Tavaszmező str., Kandó Kálmán College)
  Zoltán Nyisztor (bronze, 1970, Gödöllő, University of Agricultural Science)
  Liberation Moument (family of Debrecen) (bronze, 1967, Debrecen)
  Mihály Munkácsy (bronze, 1965, Kazincbarcika)
  Aurora (bronze, 1964, Budapest, XIII. dist., Dagály street's beach)
  Aurora (bronze, 1962, Hódmezővásárhely, Majolikagyár)
  István Széchenyi-bust (bronze, 1959, Balatonföldvár)
  Gyula Derkovits (bronze, 1958, Budapest, Margaret Island)
  10 hussars monument (bronze, 1939, Székesfehérvár)
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