1912 - 2002
György Kádár (Budapest, January 11, 1912 - Budapest, December 24, 2002) was a Kossuth Prize-winning Hungarian graphic artist and painter. He studied in Budapest and Paris, worked in applied graphics at a young age, illustrated books, and made theater posters. He visited six concentration camps during World War II, but managed to get home alive and recover. From 1947 he taught at the College of Applied Arts (famous students include Tibor Zala, Győző Varga, János Kass, Arnold Gross, Gyula Kajári, Károly Raszler, Nándor Szilvássy). In 1949 he was educated at the College of Fine Arts (his famous students were Imre Kocsis, György Kiss, András Szunyoghy, József Szentgyörgyi, El Kazovsky, Márton Barabás, Gábor Záborszky). He taught at the College of Fine Arts until his retirement in 1974. In 1939 he was engaged in painting, and in 1951 he was awarded the Kossuth Prize for the Dózsa Composition with György Konecsni, Before the Storm, painted in social style. At the 1958 World Exhibition in Brussels, he featured murals painted with his wife, Maria Túry. In 1959, he made illustrations for the dramatic poem József Katona's Bánk Bán. In 1962 he had an exhibition at the Csók Gallery, and in 1964 he and his wife organized an exhibition in Rome. He has had solo exhibitions in Budapest and in rural cities of Hungary, European and American cities. With group exhibitions, his pictures have also traveled to Asian countries. He continued to paint and work after his retirement and had other successful exhibitions. His monumental, late avant-garde creations are still striking. The last big exhibition of his life was held by the Körmendi and Vigadó Gallery on the occasion of his 90th birthday. .