Anna Mark. Collectors and Friends

fine arts

2021 June 14 | Monday | 18.00

Book launch and exhibition

On the vernissage, Gábor Ébli aesthete talks with artist-collector Judit Nemes

The book is published in the Pauker Collection series (#53)

open until: 2021 07 04

The vernissage will be available on FUGA YouTube channel:

The artist born in 1928 finished graduated in 1950 from the Hungarian College of Fine Arts. Between 1956 and 1959 she resided in Germany, since then she has been living in Paris. About her oeuvre a new book is now published by Pauker Publishing with essays by Krisztina Passuth and Jean-Pascal Leger. Along the book launch, a display of selected work by Anna Mark from the collection of the hydrologist András Szöllősi-Nagy and artist Judit Nemes and from other private collections. The exhibition includes the screening of the film Anna Mark: G209 by Illés Sarkantyu (2009, 6′).

Anna Mark (Anna Márkus, 1928, Budapest) grew up in an environment that was enriched with music, arts and literature every day. After her final exam, in 1946 she enrolled to the College of Fine Arts where she was supervised by Róbert Berény. She did not belong to the Europe School (due to her young age), however, through the initiation by Stefánia Mándy she was a recurring guest with her friends in the ateliers of related painters. Between 1950 and 1955 she worked in the workshop of the Budapest Puppet Theatre where she was a colleague of Vera Bródy, Lili Ország and József Jakovits. In 1956, she left Hungary and lived in Germany until 1959 when she finally settled down in Paris. After a brief period of surrealist works, she turned towards abstraction. She experimented with materials and after the use and mixture of several materials she chose the mixture of marble dust, sand and synthetic resin that is the base of her reliefs. These works were exhibited in Hungary first in 1990 in Vasarely Museum and then in 2004 in Fővárosi Képtár. “I am drawing on my reliefs with shadows” – says Anna Mark. Apart from this peculiar technic, drawings, gouache and multiple forms of graphic prints are other crucial part of her oeuvre. (source: Júlia Cserba, Magyar Képzőművészek Franciaországban 1903–2005).

The book and the exhibition are an excellent chance for the visitors to get to know Anna Mark and her art better.

Supported by the National Cultural Found