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Tóth, Ernő




Ernő Tóth was born in Sajóecseg (village in northern Hungary) in 1949. Between 1964 and 1968 he studied at the Fine Arts Secondary School, than in 1974-79 he attended at the Hungarian College of Fine Arts, where Szilárd Iván, Jenő Barcsay and László Patay were his teachers. He is a member of the National Association of Hungarian Artists, the Hungarian Artists Association, the Hungarian Society of Painters, the ‘DunapART’ Arts Society, the Downtown Association of Artists and the Association of Hungarian Art Workshop as well.

After graduating from the secondary art school, he worked at the scene-painter's workshop of the Opera House, and it has great improve on his painting approach up to the present day. Previously, he painted mythological, historical or Commedia dell'arte scenes, which were composed into stage-like landscapes, but it has gradually been replaced by the grotesque symbolism. He creates grotesque tone bronze sculptures in the recent years.

He took study trips in France, the US, in Netherlands, Yugoslavia, and in Bulgaria. With his works he regularly participated in exhibitions besides to Hungary in Sweden, Finland, France, Austria, and also in Germany. He won several prizes on various domestic and international exhibitions. His works can be found in a number of foreign private collections (for example in the US, France, the Netherlands, Japan, Canada), and several domestic public collection guard his works.

Year Biography
1949 He was born in Sajóecseg
1964-1968  Fine Arts Secondary School
1974-1979 Hungarian College of Fine Arts
  He is the member of the National Association of Hungarian Artists
  His teachers: Szilárd Iván, Jenő Barcsay, László Patay
2014 Sochi Olympic Fine Arts Competition, First Prize
1982 Humor and Satire Festival grand prize, Gabrovo, Bulgaria
1981 Alföld' exhibition, main prize, Békéscsaba
  Single exhibitions
2013 Paintings and sculptures, Lübeck, Germany
2011 RAM. Exhibition, Budapest
2009 Gallery 13, Soroksár
2006 Plane and space -the show starts, Éri Gallery, Budapest
2004 Costume - plane and space, Madách Cultural Center, Upstairs Gallery, Vác
1997 Hungarian Consulate, New York
1994 Csók Gallery, Budapest
  Contemporary Gallery, Budapest
1993 Park-West Gallery, Detroit
  Town Hall, Hagen, Germany
  BMV Szalon, Hagen, Germany
  Zichy Gallery, Leiden, Netherlands
1992 Ambiente Gallery, Darmstadt
1991 Lübeck, Germany
  Small Gallery, Budapest
  Csontváry Hall, Budapest
1989 Csók Gallery, Budapest
1988 Mini Gallery, Miskolc
1987 Csontváry Hall, Pécs
1986 the House of Humor and Satire, Gabrovo, Bulgaria
  Medgyesi Hall, Debrecen
1985 Békési Gallery, Békés
1983 János Tornyai Museum, Hódmezővásárhely
1982 Mihály Munkácsy Museum, Békéscsaba
1981 Aba Novák Hall, Szolnok
1980 Uitz Hall
  Selected group exhibitions
From 1980 Vigadó Gallery, Budapest
  DunapART Gallery, Budapest
  Kerengő Gallery, Budapest
  Summer Exhibitions, Szeged
  Autumn Exhibitions, Hódmezővásárhely
1980-1985 Studio exhibitions
  Works in public collection
  Deri Museum, Debrecen
  Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest
  Mihály Munkácsy Museum, Békéscsaba
  János Tornyai Museum, Hódmezővásárhely.
  Ottó Herman Museum, Miskolc
  Janus Pannonius Museum, Pécs
  Public works
  Pano (Békéscsaba, Hall of the City Council)
  Pano (Kaszaper, Marriage Hall).
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