Ervin Bossanyi: Vision, Art and Exile

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Spire Books, 2008 - Artists - 295 pages
Ervin Bossanyi (1891-1975), best known for his glorious stained glass, was a master in many art forms. His work, expressed in a language of strong colour and skilful draughtsmanship, speaks of harmony, serenity, and human dignity which tells much about a sensitive artist who shunned publicity and was happiest in the sanctuary of his studio. Born in Hungary, Bossanyi was twice exiled, first in Germany, and then after the rise of National Socialism, in England. The influences upon him crossed cultural divides and continents and were blended into an unmistakable personal style. The full richness of his legacy - in paintings, sculpture, textiles, metalwork and stained glass - is revealed here by an international team of authors and over 300 illustrations. These are ample evidence that he is a major artist of the 20th century.

About the author (2008)

Sarah Brown is currently Programme Curator at Leeds Art Gallery. She works with colleagues on all aspects of the collections and exhibitions programme. She has been responsible for the opening and launch of British Art Show 8 at Leeds Art Gallery in 2015 including major commissions with Martino Gamper, Ciara Philips and Linder Sterling with Northern Ballet. She has curated solo shows with Bruce McLean, Becky Beasley, Fiona Rae and Gary Hume. She has overseen major historic exhibitions including Henry Moore, Art and Life: exploring the work of Winifred and Ben Nicolson also shows with Marlow Moss, Claude Cahun and Mary Martin. She has commissioned work by Nike Savvas, Shezad Dawood and Sonia Boyce. She is responsible for the overall programme at Leeds Art Gallery and chairs the prestigious Northern Art Prize (2010-present) award.

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