András Kiss-Nagy (1930-1997) was born in Pusztaföldvár, Hungary. He received his diplomas in fine arts at the Repin Academy of Leningrad (St. Petersburg) and at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts. Since 1947 he contributed to all major Hungarian exhibitions and to numerous international exhibitions. His medallions were regularly exhibited at the FIDEM.

Prizes and Distinctions:

1965 Munkácsy Prize
1968 Small Sculptures Biennal, Pécs, Hungary
1971 First International Small Sculptures Biennal, Budapest
1972 Merited Artist, People's Republic of Hungary
1975 Kossuth prize
1975 Munkácsy prize
1975 FIDEM prize, Cracow, Poland
1980 Municipal Council of Budapest prize
1981 Gold Medal, I. Concoeso Internazionale della Medaglia d?Arte, Locarno, Switzerland
1982 Merited Artist, People's Republic of Hungary
1987 Medal Biennal, Sopron, Hungary
1988 Summer Exhibition, Szeged, Hungary
1989 Bronze Medal, Faces and Fates, Hatvan, Hungary
1989 Sopron Medals Biennal Prize, Hungary

Works in Public Collections:

Van Gogh Museum, Antwerp
British Museum, London
Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest
Petöfi Literary Museum, Budapest
United Nations Headquarters, New York
Dürer House, Nuremberg, Germany
Franz Liszt Museum, Sopron, Hungary
Museum of Modern Art, Sofia
Janus Pannonius House, Pécs, Hungary
Vatican Museum, Rome
Hungarian Embassy, New Delhi
King István I. Museum, Székesfehérvár, Hungary
Pushkin Museum, Moscow
Museum, Venice
Museum, Milan

References:

Bénézit, Emmanuel: Dictionnaire critique et documentaire des, sculpteurs et dessinateurs. Paris, Librairie Gründ, 1976, Volume VI, p. 229.
Biográf: Who?s Who in Hungary; 1990 ed., p. 310.
Nágy, Ildikó: The Sculpture of András Kiss-Nagy; Budapest 1975.
Solymár, István: Collections of the Hungarian National Gallery; Budapest 1975, p. 260.
Hárs/Romváry: The Museum of Modern Art; Pécs 1081, pp. 352-355.
P.Sz.T.: Contemporary Hungarian Painters and Sculptors; Budapest 1985, p. 354.
Jávor, Anna: Modern Hungarian Medals 1869-1975; Budapest 1993.
Rózsa, Gyula: András Kiss-Nagy. Müvészet 1976. 8. 26.

Translation of the Bénezit:

KISS-NAGY (András), sculptor and sculptor of medallions, born in 1930 (Hung.).

Between 1949 and 1957 he studied at the Art Academies of Budapest and Leningrad under the direction of Pál Pátzay and Sándor Mikus respectfully. He was a member of the studio of young artists, where he showed regularly from 1957 onwards. He also during this time showed his works in Moscow, Prague, Berlin, The Hague, and Vienna. In 1963, a large exhibition was held of his works in Budapest. He is known best for sculpting of medallions and figurative pieces. He has won many awards in Hungary - notably the Munkácsy Prize in 1965 (and 1975). He also won first place at the Biannual Exhibition in Pécs. His statues represent a very personal synthesis between the work of Tanagra and monumental sculpture of Henry Moore.

Bibliography:

Géza Csorba: Catalogue de l'exposition * Art Hongrois Contemporain * (Musée Galliéra, Paris, 1970).

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