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Béla Vidovszky Region History Collection (Town Gallery) - Gyomaendrőd
The museum building
Address: 5500, Gyomaendrőd Kossuth u. 11.
Phone number: (66) 282-067, (70) 418-7133
Opening hours: 01.01-31.05, 01.09-31.12.: Mon, Wed, Fri 13-18, Tue, Thu 8-12
famous people, fine art, Holló László, painting, permanent exhibition
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Museum tickets, service costs:
Ticket for adults
400 HUF
Ticket for students
200 HUF
Ticket for pensioners
200 HUF
László Holló, the Kossuth-prize winning painter was born on 6th March 1887 in Kiskunfélegyháza. In 1904, after his successful school-leaving exam (at a Hungarian secondary school) he continued his studies in the Országos Mintarajziskola és Rajztanárképző Intézet (the National Institute of Model Drawing School and Drawing Teacher Training) in the class of Imre Révész. At the school he met various trends and styles, and Pál Szinyei Merse and Bertalan Székely had a great influence on him.

In 1909 he got his drawing teacher's degree, but he continued his artistic studies. He learnt as a scholarship student at the painter-school of Simon Hollósy in Munich and he met several young artists, later he attended the school of Matisse in Paris. On his study trip to Italy, Spain and France he could study excellent works of the European fine arts. Both his ancestors and contemporaries had quite an effect on him.

From 1910 he appeared on several exhibitons with his works and in 1912 he became a member of the Union International des Beaux-Arts et des Letters (the International Union of Fine Arts and Literature). In 1913 he returned to his birthplace, Kiskunfélegyháza, then during World War I, he taught in Podolin, Karánsebes, later he lived in Selmecbánya, and finally, he moved to Debrecen. His works could be seen on several exhibitions by both the national and the European public, although in the 1950s his art was temporarily pushed into the background. His work has been acknowledged with a Kossuth-díj (Kossuth-prize) in 1961, an Érdemes Művész (Merited Artist) award in 1964, and a Kiváló Művész (Eminent Artist) award in 1971.

The works and the bust of László Holló (made by the sculptor, József Kövér), that can be seen on a permanent exhibition in Gyomaendrőd by the inquirers, got to Gyomaendrőd as a gift given by Prof. Dr. Zoltán Ujváry, who takes care of the artist's inheritance.