Paul Szasz

October 5, 2023
Adrienne Lebrun, stand 3 aisle 2 Serpette

This year, Adrienne Lebrun is spotlighting the Hungarian artist Paul Szasz, presenting some twenty works from 1960 to 1962, at the height of his abstract period. With great respect for his contemporaries Matisse, Rouault and Chagall, Szasz's canvases are full of movement and Mediterranean hues, in the service of his own sensibility.

Artist biography

PAUL SZASZ Budapest 1912 - Paris 1970

Hungarian artist born in Budapest 1912 - Paris 1970 Arrived in Paris in 1948, his work was initially imbued with Fauvism and Expressionism until 1954, then moved on to Non-figuration, Imaginary Abstract Naturalism and finally Subconscientism.

He was represented by gallery owner Simone Heller. He held his first exhibition in Budapest in 1947, and then exhibited his drawings on several occasions in Parisian galleries. He showed works from this final period in two solo exhibitions in Paris in 1960 and 1963.

For two years after his arrival in Paris, he devoted himself to black and white. Returning to painting, he then showed highly accomplished compositions painted in a Mediterranean-like range and revealing a perfect knowledge of Matisse, Rouault or Chagall, but rethought for his own use and according to his own sensibility. In 1966, he moved on to abstraction based on a colorful sensibility developed through contact with nature during frequent stays in the Balearic Islands.

Museums : Budapest - Luxembourg