I was born in Hungary and already after primary school I became interested in art and wanted to study at the College of Applied Arts, but my father wanted me to have a practicing profession first, so I became a crystal cutter and worked a few years as one.
In 1965, my parents emigrated to Sweden and I tried to fallow them many times but the authorities did not alloud me a passport. After these failed attempts, I tried to get a passport with different methods. Fortunately, in the authoms of 173 I, succeeded. Not very leagel way. Just half a year before met the woman in life (unfortunately, she passed away 1 year ago) who chose to come with me, so finally we managed to get to Sweden.
There, I had the opportunity to study. I studied Linguistics and History of Art at the University of Stockholm . It was during these years, I began experimenting with drawing and painting. I then continued this for the following years.
At the turn of the millennium, we were in Andalusia and ther we embarked on the great adventure of our lives - as it later proved to be a very successful choice because we were able to buy an apartment there in a small, enclosed housing estate. The small apartment later became a duplex where every member of my entire family became a comfortable and vacation spot, a resort.
In the fall of 2003, we decided to move to our small apartment in Andalusia, permanently. I, as a new retiree after a heart surgery, I had to find something to spend my days with so I could suddenly start painting, which was my long-desired and beloved hobby.
I began to paint more seriously. In Spain, I couldn't resist the ever changing colors of the sea, the lights and the color orgies of the environment. All this attracted me to paint more seriously. I painted almost every days. Here I became a real “lover of colors”. which later became the title of my first exhibition. in Vera, 2012
Anyway, on the following pages you can follow my development as an amateur, self-taught painter an autodiduct.
An autodiduct is a self-taught, self-educated person. A person who has learned a branch of art or a profession, without the benefit of a teacher or formal school training.