February 20 - September 4, 2005. - 300 Somerset Street, New Brunswick, NJ
Museum of the American Hungarian Foundation
CALM BETWEEN THE STORMS
and Hungarian Art Between the World Wars
Works from the Salgo
Trust for Education
and the Michael Szarvasy
CELEBRATING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE
AMERICAN HUNGARIAN FOUNDATION
Photos: Gabriella Győrffy
Botar, curator of the exhibition
Prof. August J. Molnar, President of Hungarian American Foundation
Fazekas, curator of the Museum of the American
Hungarian Foundation and co-producer of the exhibition
Szarvasy of the Hungarian Art Foundation participated
as advisor and lent several works from his collection
Salgo, daughter of Nicolas Salgo
Evelyn Domján, artist, author of several books,
life-long partner in the arts and wife of
József Domján, master of the color woodcut
Szarvasy, Patricia Fazekas, Dr. Mickey Salgo (Nicolas Salgo's son),
Dr. Oliver Botar, Christina Salgo,
Evelyn Domján., Prof. August J. Molnar
Over the past
twenty years, Ambassador Nicolas Salgo has assembled one o f the
most important collections of Hungarian art to be found outside
of Hungary. It is now part of the Salgo Trust for Education and
is housed at Mille Fleurs, a gracious former Guggenheim mansion
near Port Washington, Long Island. In accordance with the
Trust’s mandate to make this remarkable collection available to
a larger public, the American-Hungarian Foundation is sponsoring
an exhibition of Hungarian Art produced between the two World
Wars of the 20th century. The show is comprised of some 80
paintings and works on paper that reflect the general
inward-turning tendency of the period in Hungary. Themes such as
the Hungarian landscape, the peasantry, village life, religion,
mythology and images of women are represented. Included in the
show are works by important artists such as István Szőnyi (the
featured artist of the show), Béla Uitz, Vilmos Aba-Novák, Béla
Kádár, József Rippl-Ronai, János Vaszary, Béla Czóbel and István
Csók. The show, curated by Dr. Oliver Botar, celebrates the 50th
anniversary of the American-Hungarian Foundation and is a unique
opportunity to see outstanding works by artists rarely seen in
"Calm Between the Storms: István Szőnyi
and Hungarian Art Between the World Wars" is curated by Oliver
I.A. Botar and produced in conjunction with Patricia Fazekas,
Curator of the American-Hungarian Foundation, and Eileen Baral
of the Salgo Trust for Education.
Dr. Oliver Botar is associate professor of Art History at the
University of Manitoba, Canada, and he curates the collection of
Hungarian fine art in the Salgo Trust. He received his Ph.D. in
Art History from the University of Toronto, and has published,
lectured and organized exhibitions on Hungarian, Canadian, and
Central European art and architecture.
For more information about the show please contact:
Museum of the American Hungarian Foundation
300 Somerset St.
New Brunswick, NJ 08903
Source: Exhibition Press Release
opening Dr. Botar gave an inspiring tour of the exhibition
The centerpiece of Calm Between the Storms:
The Harvest - Aratás
In 1939 the IBM Corporation maintained
business contacts with 79 countries around the world. The first
corporate art collection was formed by acquiring two paintings
from each of the 79 countries and exhibited simultaneously at
the New York and San Francisco World Fairs. The Harvest
by Szőnyi represented Hungary in San Francisco, while a painting
by Oscar Glatz was exhibited in New York. Last year the Salgo
Trust acquired The Harvest from a New York private
Érdy at the showcase containing original exhibit catalogues from
the Hungarian Pavilion of the 1937 Paris International
Exposition and the 1939 San Francisco Golden Gate Exposition IBM
...as well as a vintage phototograph of Szőnyi
with his mural The Harvest
(M. Szarvasy Collection and
Below see a
selection from the 80 works on exhibit just to inspire
you to visit the Museum of the American Hungarian Foundation
Note: neither color nor proportions can be reproduced with
please visit the exhibition to enjoy original, true art
"Nursing Mother" and "Bathers"
Béla Uitz: "Head of a Boy in Profile"
István Szőnyi: Portrait of Melinda Bartóky
(Melinda Bartóky became the artist's wife in 1924)
One - Labours:
"Man with a hoe on the banks of the Bükkös, Szentendre"
Two - The Rural Scene:
Aba-Novák: Study for Felsőbánya
Kunffy: "Winter Scene at Somogytúr"
Three - Leisure:
Iványi-Grünwald: The Painter
Aba-Novák: "Fair in Csík County, Transylvania"
Depicting Others - Depicting Ourselves:
Korb: "Portrait of a Young Blonde Woman"
(This may be a self-portrait)
Rippl-Rónai: Portrait of Mrs. Géza Papp
Mattioni: "Peasant Girl at the Spinning Wheel"
Back to the
Church - Religious Art Between the Wars:
Molnár: "Flight into Egypt with Italian Peasant Family"
Szép Itália - Visits to the South:
- Calm Nerves:
Dávid Jándi: "Still Life with Red Peppers"
Armand Schönberger: "Still Life with Pitcher"
Béla Czóbel: "Still Life with Vase of Flowers"
Móric Gábor: "Still Life with Red tulip and Three Vases"
Rudnay: "Scene with Grape Harvest and Dancing"
Woods and the Water - Landscapes:
Glatz: Buják Landscape
Hillside at Badacsony
Light Between Green Trunks"
Some works form the Michael Szarvasy Collection, NYC:
Kmetty: Removal from the Cross