Collection: Bela Kondor   1931 - 1972 

Béla Kondor was a Hungarian painter, prose writer, poet, photographer, and avant-garde graphic artist. A founding master of a style and a school of art in the world of Hungarian modern art, he began his training on the fine arts faculty of the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts in 1950, and graduated from the graphics department in 1956.

He worked on the artist colonies of Kecskemét and Miskolc, took study trips to France, the Soviet Union and travelled exhaustively in the region of Eastern Europe. His drawings were regularly published by journals from 1958 onwards, and he prepared the illustrations for round about 20 volumes of literature. His oeuvre of paintings represent the same professional expertise, lively formal ability, narrative stance and individual systems of motives and symbols that is found in his graphic work.