(Nagykörös, 1916 febr. 18. - Nagykörös, 1994 nov. 10.)
ceramics at the Hungarian Royal College of Craft between 1933-39 as a pupil of
Antal Orbán and Imre Simai. Continued his studies in Faenza at the Department of
ceramics of the Istituto d'Arte per la Ceramica, his masters were Rambelli,
Bucci and Battistini. He made experiments with glaze and colours and in addition
learned Italian maiolica-technic.
He returned to Nagykőrös in 1958, where he leaded a circle of artists.
In his workshop he modelled small sculptures and medals, worked mostly from
terracotta. His pieces show sculptural approach and high quality of technikal
knowledge. He was interested in sculptural building-decoration as well. He made
the front-cover of the Stadion and of the Embassy of the German Democrated
Republic in Budapest. Participated in the reconstruction of the front decoration
elements of the ELTE University. Faculty Natural Sciences, Opera-house, the so
called "Várbazár" and "Vajdahunyadvár".
He got the Scholarship of the Hungarian Academy in Rome in 1940-41.
Was member of the Association of Hungarian Artists and the Hungarian Art Fund
Molnár Elek's sign