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

25 April - 26 September

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

Hungarian artists in Britain from the 1930s

The 1920 Treaty of Trianon, signed at Versailles, split Hungary apart, pushing artists westwards. This exhibition follows those who made their lives across the Channel, celebrating a particular contribution to British culture. Joseph Bato, George Buday, Imre Goth, George Mayer-Marton, Jean-Georges Simon and Istvan Szegedi-Szuts brought individual talent to areas like the film industry, modern mosaics and book illustration.

Rarely-seen paintings from public collections complement archival research on Klara Biller, Val Biro and Charles Rosner, whose Sylvan Press defined Hungaro-British patriotism during the Second World War.