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Ferenc Pataki

Ferenc Pataki, painter, graphic
1941 born in Szeged
1960 completed his studies at the Highschool of Fine and Applied Arts in Budapest under artist-teacher Sándor Basilides.
1966 graduated as painter and art teacher from the College of Fine Arts in Budapest under masters János Kmetty and Aurél Bernáth, later mastered the speciality of printmaking in autodidact ways.
For many years was lecturing at the Faculty of Art History of Drawing of the Teacher Training College. Presently works in his own art school called Downtown Szeged Drawing School also writing essays on art and opening exhibitions.
Acts as president of HÁM Art Society whose members dominantly live and work in Szeged.
A resident of Újszentiván since 2008, he has been running an art colony at Nagyszéksós for twelve years now..
He has never ceased to improve his specialist knowledge trying to catch up with new messages alertly watching what is new, respecting what is permanent and learning a lot from the old masters.

Selected solo exhibitions
1975 The Gallery of Móra Ferenc Museum, Szeged
1978 Lamberg Mansion, Mór
1980 Mednyánszky Gallery, Budapest
1991 Fifty Years – Jubilee Exhibition, Vigadó Gallery, Budapest
Retrospective exhibition, The Gallery of Móra Ferenc Museum, Szeged
1994 Csongrád Gallery, Csongrád
1996 MOL Ltd. Gallery, Szolnok
2001 Sixty Years Jubilee, the Castle of Szeged
2010 Pelikán Gallery, Székesfehérvár
2011 Seventy Year Jubilee, REÖK, Szeged
2015 József Attila Museum, Makó

Prizes, awards

1994 Pro Szeged Memorial Plague
2001 Prize offered by the art advisory board of Pro Szeged Foundation
2006 Kölcsey Ferenc Memorial Plague
Bartók Béla Memorial Plague
2007 Kodály Zoltán Memorial Plague
2008 Prima Prize

National Association of Hungarian Creative Artists
The Alliance of Hungarian Fine and Applied Artists
The Society of Hungarian Painters
SZÖG-Art – Art Society
Association of Hungarian Watercolour Painters
HÁM Art Society
HÁM Art Colony at Homokhát
Art Colony at Mezőberény