Líviusz GYULAI

, 1937, Barót – 2021, Budapest)

Munkácsy Award- and Kossuth Prizewinning graphic designer, illustrator, Meritorious Artist, Artist of the Nation

He graduated from the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, his master was János Kmetty. Through his ironic depictions, stealing humour into the images, he appeared as a storyteller of bygone times. His spectacular, meticulously drawn graphic art created and revealed a unique, autonomous world of fantasy. In prints reminiscent of old postcards and turn-of-the-century lithographs, occasionally he has smuggled simple human and animal characters into a historical setting. From 1964, he exhibited his works at numerous international exhibitions of graphic art and book design both in Hungary and around the world. In 1971, he won the Gold Medal at the 2nd Florence Biennial of Graphic Arts, in 1978 the Silver Dove Prize at the Leipzig Short Film Festival, the Golden Nefertiti Prize at the Cairo Film Festival, and in 1979 the Grand Prize of the competition Szép Magyar Könyv [‘Beautiful Hungarian Book’]. In 2021, Műcsarnok (Kunsthalle Budapest) organised an exhibition of his works.


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