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Vedres, Mark




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Márk Vedres was born in 1870 in Ungvárb (city in Ukraine). He studied pottery art in his hometown, and he worked in the pottery factory there. In 1895 he learnt drawing from Simon Hollósy. Between 1897 and 1900 he studied at the Julian Academy in Paris, where his teacher was J. P. Laurens. From 1899 he participated on domestic exhibitions with his statues, in 1911 as an invitee he took part on the exhibition of “Nyolcak” (avant-garde artists group at the beginning of the 20th century). In 1905-1934 he was living and working in Florence, where he joined the circle of the German sculptor, Adolf von Hildebrand (1847-1921). Several times he lived in Florence, where he was an antique merchant.

He prepared classical structure small bronze statues, reflecting the characteristic features of the human body, and he made relieves respecting the rules of planar in his early period of artistic. In this time Rodin was influenced on him and later the classicism of Hildebrand as well. During his second stayed in Florence, his artistic style approximated to the Cubism and Art Deco. The closed architecture small bronzes are typical on his works, which are the best examples of the rich domestic genre. 

After his death the Hungarian National Gallery organized a memorial exhibition from his works in 1962. Most of his works are preserved in the Hungarian National Gallery, but there are some works in the Deák Collection of Székesfehérvár, and in other European cities, even in America.

Year Biography
1870 He was born in Ungvár
1895-ben He studied drawing from Simon Hollósy in Munich
1897-1900 Julian Academy in Paris
1902-1914 He lived in Florence
1919-től Professor of the Hungarian College of Fine Arts
  His teahers: Laurens, J. P., Simon Hollósy
1960 Kossuth-award
1958 Outstanding artist
1948 Kossuth-award
  Single exhibitions
1962 Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest (memorial exhibition)
1948 Adolf Fényes Hall, Budapest
1936 Tamás Gallery, Budapest
  Selected group exhibitions
1977 The XX. century Hungarian art 9. - Hungarian Art 1945-1949, Csók Gallery, Székesfehérvár
1966 The XX. century Hungarian art 3. - Hungarian sculpture 1920-1945, Csók Gallery, Székesfehérvár
1965 The XX. century Hungarian art 2. - The circle of activists and Eights, Csók Gallery, Székesfehérvár
  The XX. century Hungarian art 1. - The art of the turn of the century, Csók Gallery, Székesfehérvár
1946 Ernst Museum, Budapest (Artist of Békásmegyer)
  Works in public collections
  Saintt Stephen King Museum, Székesfehérvár
  Hungarian National Galéria, Budapest
  Janus Pannonius Museum, Pécs
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