Várnai György

Hungary

Cartoonist

Born in 1921 in Budapest. He graduated from the Graphics Department of the Institute of Applied Arts. After the war he worked in the magazine “Free Mouth”, he published drawings in other satirical publications.
Since 1951 and for several years in creative collaboration with the director Gyula Mashkas was engaged in the creation of animated and promotional films. He appeared in them not only as an artist, but also as a screenwriter. Some of the films were noted (“The Duel” and “Romantic History” won first prizes at festivals in Budapest and Miskolc).
In “Ludash Mati” he cooperated since 1957. In 1965, my album of caricatures “Still Life” was published, a little later together with seven other artists participated in the creation of a large album “Metropolis”. In addition to “Ludas Mathi”, his works are constantly published in the magazine “Ludash shop” and the newspaper “Hungarian nation”.
For the drawings he was awarded the Munkachi State Prize, the cartoons were awarded the Bela Balazh Award.
Participated in many group exhibitions of cartoons in our country – in Budapest, Szeged and other cities and abroad – in Montreal, Brussels, Krakow, West Berlin.
In 1982 in Sarvar my personal exhibition was held. It was visited by many visitors – of all ages. I hope that my works will also be of interest to Soviet viewers.

Quotation from the book “We are visiting artists of the Hungarian satirical magazine” Ludash Math “series” Masters of cartoons of socialist countries. ”


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