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*Postponed* Their Safe Haven: Hungarian artists in Britain from the 1930s

25 April 2020 - 31 August 2020


Self-portrait in the Studio, 1941, by George Buday. Oil on board. Imperial War Museum © the artist’s estate

Mercer Gallery, Harrogate

Hungarian artists in Britain from the 1930s

The Treaty of Trianon, signed at Versailles a century ago, split Hungary apart as retribution for being on the losing side of the First World War. The move west began. This exhibition follows those who made their lives across the Channel, further impelled by the Hitler threat.

Work from private archives by Klara Biller, Val Biro, Lili Markus, George Mayer-Marton and Jean-Georges Simon is seen alongside that of Charles Rosner, who found a place among émigré publishers, and George Buday, who brought an international reputation for book illustration.

Led by key works from national collections, the exhibition offers an unusual opportunity to assess the contribution of Hungarian artists to British culture.





25 April 2020
31 August 2020
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