Brenner György

Hungary

24.07.1939 - 28.01.1993

Cartoonist

He was born in 1939 in Budapest. He graduated from the Economic technical school in 1957 and joined the Budapest State Printing Office. Two years later he received a diploma in gravure printing. This profession attracted him because it’s similar to drawing which he aspired to do since he remembered himself. His first drawing was published in 1959. He worked at the printing house for another 12 years and he drew every free minute of his free time. Maybe that’s why he managed to fulfil his dream — he became an employee of “Ludas Matyi” in 1971. “What does attract me to satirical drawing? In a cartoon, a person sees himself and others from a new and sometimes unexpected side, I think it helps to correct our personal and maybe social deficiencies” he said. He participated in a group exhibitions in Budapest (1967, 1970, 1975), Esztergom (1968), Szeged (1972), Sofia (1976, 1982), West Berlin (1977), Dortmund (1980). His personal exhibitions were held in Budapest (1968), Bekes (1975) and Sarvar (1972).
He won the Best Cartoon of the Year in Budapest (1968), in Skopje, Yugoslavia and in Bordighera, Italy (both in 1970), the special award at the exhibition in West Berlin (1975), the Grand Prix in Aksehir in Turkey, the Munkachi Prize (1976) and the Ministry of Culture award at the Biennale in Nyiregyhaza (1975).


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