Watercolours play a dominant part in the art of Lajos Dobos. He developed traditional techniques into a special and highly original variation that lends his pictures a personal impression. As an acknowledgment to his efforts and contribution to watercolour painting, he was present at the great Hungarian Aquarelle Exhibition organized at the Bankside Gallery in 1981, where he scored considerable success.
Lajos Dobos is a painter with an orientation to nature. The basis of his art is a visual sensation, according to lyric disposition. He achieves this by sensitive colour harmonies and balanced compositions, coupled with great artistic care in the finishing of surfaces.
The art of Lajos Dobos has earned due recognition from professional circles. One critic said, "He has the gift to show us what he has seen and what he has felt and associated the sight with. Deep involvement, artistic care and sophistication are the basic qualities of his works."
Portrait painting occupies a significant part in his art. The Hungarian Museum of History houses a "Gallery of Scientists" where over 30 portraits were painted by Dobos.
His paintings are found in Hungarian and other European museums; he has private collectors throughout the world.
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