The exhibition of Lajos Bíró (who died in 2010) and his daughter Eszter Biró can be visited in the Theoretical Gallery at the Debrecen Campus site.
The fate of painter Lajos Bíró was peculiar: after participating in the 1956 revolution, he was imprisoned for four years. He was only able to do his art at the end of the 1950s, but he was able to start painting regularly again and get involved in local and national artistic life.
For 25 years in Debrecen, he managed the work of the Medgyessy Ferenc Fine Arts Circle and Studio and organised the circle’s artist camps – to this day, many artists consider him their master – and he was also a painting teacher at the Tokaj artist camp for eleven years. In addition to his landscapes and still lifes, his portrait painting elevated him to the ranks of Debrecen’s most important artists.
His daughter, Eszter Biró, is also a painter who learned the love of art from her father at an early age: she learned to draw and paint in the Ferenc Medgyessy Fine Arts Circle and considers Lajos Bíró to be her master. Eszter Biró taught at the Árpád Tóth High School for more than thirty years, and she also participated in the training of interior decorators for twenty years. She used to make her paintings with oil paint, but now she uses acrylic paint. Her subjects used to be floral still lifes, children’s toys, and interiors. Later, angel statues, angels, antique, mediaeval wall fragments, walls with patterns and inscriptions. Her style is characterised by a more relaxed painterly presentation and simplified surfaces.
A catalogue will be published in connection with the exhibition supported by the Bíró Lajos Art Foundation.
Date: from 26th November
Location: Theoretical Gallery, 98 Nagyerdei krt.