Friday, July 29, 2011

Imre Ámos

Imre Ámos

Imre Ámos Biography
Imre Ámos (1907, Nagykálló – 1944 or 1945, Germany) was a twentieth century Hungarian Jewish painter.

Following his studies at the Technical University, Budapest from 1927 to 1929, he enrolled in the Art School where he was a pupil of Gyula Rudnay. He married Margit Anna, also a painter.

His painting was initially influenced by József Rippl-Rónai and Róbert Berény. From the mid-1930s onwards, his style emulated that of Chagall whose influence affected his artwork in his paintings such as The Old Church Servant Thinks of Heaven, and the Dream of Bear Leader.

In 1936, he was elected to be a member of the New Society of Artists, which entailed working in Szentendre during the summer months. He visited Paris in 1937 where he met Chagall. Ámos became a member of the National Salon in 1938.

However in 1940 during World War II like many others was a victim of genocide because he was of Jewish descent and was taken to labour camp in Vojvodina, then to the battle field in the east, and in 1944 he was deported to a concentration camp in Saxony where he later died cruelly.[1] Throughout the war he painted about his tragic experiences in shocking visions such as A eries of Dark Times, Escaping, and War.

He died only aged 37 or 38.

Some of the works by Imre Ámos and his wife can be seen in the Museum of Margit Anna and Imre Ámos in Szentendre.

Article from Wikipedia