Margit Kovács

1902Győr, Hungary | 1977Budapest, Hungary

Hungarian sculptor and ceramist.

Margit Kovács first devoted herself to graphic arts and attended the private school of Álmos Jaschik before studying sculpture and ceramics in Vienna and Munich. She then lived in Copenhagen (1932) and Paris (1933-1934). Her first solo exhibition took place at the Tamás Gallery in Budapest in 1935. She created decorative objects shaped on a lathe, small sculptures, bas-reliefs, genre figurines, and numerous works on religious and mythological subjects.

She was commissioned for several mural compositions, including Budapest, Queen of the Danube, executed for the 1937 Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne. Her creations were also inspired by folk arts, including the Kuglóf Madonna (1938). The Kovács Margit Museum in Szentendre is dedicated to her work.

Katalin Gellér

Translated from French by Katia Porro.

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