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Ilona Keserü Ilona

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Nationality  Hungarian
Alma mater  Academy of Fine Art
Education  Ferenc Martyn
Awards  Kossuth Prize
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Born  29 November 1933 (age 83) (1933-11-29) Pécs

Ilona Keserü Ilona, IKI (born Ilona Keserü, 29 November 1933) is a Hungarian painter, professor emerita, Kossuth Prize winner.


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Life and career

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Ilona Keserü Ilona was born in Pécs, Hungary. She studied at the Free School of Art (Pécs) between 1946 and 1950, then at the High School of Fine and Applied Art (Budapest) between 1950 and 1952. She was accepted to the Academy of Fine Art in 1952, where, after completing the painting and mural courses, she graduated in 1958. During the first three years at the College her professor had been László Bencze, followed by István Szőnyi. However, she considers Ferenc Martyn as her real master, who had been overseeing her professional development from as early as 1945.

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From 1960 she worked for the Belles-lettres and the Ferenc Móra Publishing Houses as an illustrator. In 1962 she received a scholarship from the Italian government and followed the courses of the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome for a year. There she had her first show at the Galleria Bars in 1963. She then returned to Hungary and besides painting, she dedicated herself to designing sets and costumes for performances at the National Theatre, the Katona József Theatre, the Opera House, and the Ódry Stage in Budapest, the Gergely Csíky Theatre in Kaposvár, the Katona József Theatre in Kecskemét and the Hungarian Theatre in Targu Mures (Romania).

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Ilona Keserü Ilona showed her first abstract paintings at the Jókai Klub in Budapest in 1964, then regularly thereafter in Budapest and various Hungarian cities. In 1972 she exhibited in Czechoslovakia, then, in the summer of 1974 she painted a mural in Vence (France). She also worked on a mural for the new Sports Palace in Budapest in 1979. From 1963 onwards she has taken part in numerous group-shows throughout the world. For example, at the Olympiade des Arts in Seoul, South Korea in 1988, at the Das Offene Bild in Münster, Germany in 1992.

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Ilona Keserü Ilona taught drawing and painting at the University of Pécs from 1983 to 2003 (from 1991 as professor). From 2003 to 2008, as professor emerita, she organized short painting courses and exhibitions for Doctorate students entitled Színerő (Colour Force), a platform for creating and presenting works of large scale at the unused great halls of the Zsolnay Factory in Pécs. She is one of the founders of the Master School of Fine Arts in Pécs. She also gave lectures at universities abroad as a guest professor: at the École des Beaux Arts (Cergy-Pontoise, France) in 1985, and at the University of Hertfordshire (UK) in 1998. Throughout her life, Keserü took part in study trips to various countries from Poland to the US.

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Ilona Keserü Ilona received the Mihály Munkácsy Prize in 1984, became an Artist of Merit in 1989, and was awarded the Cross Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic in 1996. She became a member of the Széchenyi Academy of Letters and Arts in 1993. In 2000 she was awarded the Kossuth Prize and in 2014 the Artist of the Nation Award.

Ilona Keserü Ilona lives and works in Budapest and Pécs, Hungary.

  • 1963 Galleria Bars, Rome, Italy
  • 1964 Jókai Klub, Budapest, Hungary
  • 1967 BME Kollégiumi Klub, Budapest, Hungary
  • 1969 Fényes Adolf Room, Budapest, Hungary (with István Bencsik and János Major)
  • 1973 Csepel Gallery, Csepel, Budapest, Hungary
  • 1978 István Csók Picture Gallery, Székesfehérvár, Hungary (retrospective)
  • 1983 Kunsthalle (Műcsarnok), Budapest, Hungary (retrospective)
  • 1989 Galerie Eremitage, Berlin, Germany
  • 1999 Szinyei Salon, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2001 Picture Gallery of the City Art Museum, Győr, Hungary
  • 2002 Accademia d’Ungheria, Rome, Italy
  • 2002 Museum Gallery, Pécs, Hungary
  • 2002 Blitz Modern Gallery, MEO Contemporary Art Collection, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2004 MEO, Budapest, Hungary (retrospective)
  • 2004 Ludwig Museum - Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest, Hungary (retrospective)
  • 2004 Hungarian Cultural Centre, London, UK
  • 2005, 2006 AL Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2008 MODEM, Debrecen, Hungary
  • 2011 Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • 2012 Cangiante - Colour Shifting, Kieselbach Gallery and Auction House, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2014 The Scene of Time - Cangiante, Vaszary Villa, Balatonfüred, Hungary
  • Group exhibitions (selection)

  • 1950 Youth Exhibition of Fine and Applied Arts, National Salon, Budapest, Hungary
  • 1966 Stúdió 66, Ernst Museum, Budapest, Hungary
  • 1968 Danuvius 1968, Dom Umenia, Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
  • 1968 Iparterv, Iparterv Design Office, Budapest, Hungary
  • 1969 Ungarische Künstler, Oldenburg
  • 1975 2nd Trienniale India, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, India
  • 1976 Pittura Ungherese del XX. Secolo, Palazzo Reale, Milano, Italy
  • 1976 International Biennial of Graphic Design, Florence, Italy
  • 1980 XXXIX. Biennale di Venezia, Hungarian Pavilon, Venice, Italy
  • 1982 Musée Cantini, Marseille, France
  • 1982 L’art hongrois contemporain, L’Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris, France
  • 1985 Drei Generationen ungarischer Künstler, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria
  • 1988 Olympiade of Arts, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea
  • 1992 Das offene Bild. Aspekte der Moderne in Europa nach 1945, Westfälisches Landesmuseum, Münster, Germany
  • 1998 Hungarian Presence, Zaheŧa, Warsaw, Poland
  • 1999 Aspekten/Positionen, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, Austria
  • 1999 Perspective, Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2002 Situation Ungarn, Stiftung Brandenburger Tor im Max Liebermann Haus, Berlin, Germany
  • 2004 Palazzo Pazzi UNIFI, Florence, Italy
  • 2014 The Use of Cangiante Colour Technique in Ilona Keserü Ilona's New Paintings, Cabinet Exhibition at the Museum of Fine Art, Budapest, Hungary
  • Works in public collections

  • Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum, Aachen, Germany
  • Mondriaanhuis, Amersfoort, Netherlands
  • Nationalgalerie, Berlin Germany
  • Municipal Picture Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
  • Institut Francais, Budapest, Hungary
  • Kassák Memorial Museum, Budapest, Hungary
  • Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
  • Ludwig Museum - Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest, Hungary
  • Museo e Pinacoteca Comunali, Gubbio, Italy
  • Municipal Picture Gallery, Győr, Hungary
  • Municipal Picture Gallery, Kamien Pomorski, Poland
  • Katona József Museum, Kecskemét, Hungary
  • Erholungshaus der Bayer A.G.Kunstsammlung, Leverkusen, Germany
  • Gallery of Modern Hungarian Art, Janus Pannonius Museum, Pécs, Hungary
  • University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary
  • Picture Gallery, Paks, Hungary
  • National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea
  • Muzeum Narodowe, Szczecin, Poland
  • Ferenczy Museum, Szentendre, Hungary
  • King Saint Stephen Museum, Székesfehérvár, Hungary
  • Picture Gallery, Szombathely, Hungary
  • National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, USA
  • Fondation Károlyi, Vence, France
  • Sculpture Park, Villány, Hungary
  • Zentralsparkasse und Kommerzialbank, Vienna, Ausztria
  • Uffizi Gallery, Vasari Corridor - Self-Portrait Collection, Florence, Italy
  • Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • References

    Ilona Keserü Ilona Wikipedia

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