Péter Párkányi

Born in 1967 - Hungary


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Péter Párkányi was born september 6th 1967 in Balassagyarmat. From 1987 he attended the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest as a sculptor, with István Kiss and György Jovánovics as his teachers. Already in 1988 he received the first commission for a public sculpture in Sopron, for the bust of Attila József. In the year 1990 he was invited to the Stonesculptor-Symposium in Kassel/Germany, where one of his works was exhibited. In the same year he created the public sculpture of György Szondy in his hometown.

He participated in several exhibitions in Hungary and abroad. At that time he was mainly working at monumental sculptures. In 1991 he was invited to Sardinia to the International Stonesculptor-Symposium where he was awarded the first price for his works. At the same time his first single exhibition took place in Balassagyarmat int he Horváth Endre Gallery. In 1993, he participated at the exhibition in honour of Queen Elisabeth II. at the Embassy of the United Kingdom in Budapest, he was awarded the first prize at the Széchényi-Exhibition and at the Academy in Epreskert, he presented his bronze sculpture „slow horse gaze”, which represents a horse attached to a carriage, with its feet to the sky and a suffering gaze.

In 1994 the city Körmend gives him the commission for the sculptor of King Béla IV., which was inaugurated at the 750th birthday of the city. In the year 1996, he visited the States, where he worked on a sculpture for the University of Northern Arizona and participated in several single and group exhibitions. In 1997 he got the commission for several public sculptures, his home town elected him for the Horváth Ferenc-Award and in the „M?csarnok” –Art Gallery in Budapest, he presented his sculpture „Rosary”.

In 1998 he receives the Golden Certificate of the Hungarian Academy of Arts, for his sculptors at the frontage of the National Theatre in Budapest. He is awarded the Koller-Award in 1999.

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