Ervin Bossanyi: Vision, Art and Exile
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.