Margit Kovács

1902Győr, Hungary | 1977Budapest, Hungary
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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.

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Katalin Gellér

Translated from French by Katia Porro.

From the Dictionnaire universel des créatrices
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© Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions
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Margit Kovács, Ceramic relief, Vármegye street, Székesfehérvár, Hungary

Margit Kovács — AWARE Women artists / Femmes artistes

Margit Kovács, Ceramics relief, on the Régiposta street building by Lajos Kozma, Budapest, Hungary, 1930’s

Margit Kovács — AWARE Women artists / Femmes artistes

Margit Kovács, The Fates, 1958, applied engobe to ceramic, © Kovács Margit Ceramic Museum, Szentendre, Hungary

Margit Kovács — AWARE Women artists / Femmes artistes

Margit Kovács, Bread Slicer, 1952, glazed terracotta, 102 cm, © Ferenczy Museum, Szentendre

Margit Kovács — AWARE Women artists / Femmes artistes

Margit Kovács, Vin, blé, paix, 1942, enamelled terracotta, 115 x 136 cm, ©Ferenczy Múzeum, Szentendre

Margit Kovács — AWARE Women artists / Femmes artistes

Margit Kovács, Tour, 1929, terracotta, 48 x 42 cm, © Ferenczy Múzeum, Szentendre

Margit Kovács — AWARE Women artists / Femmes artistes

Margit Kovács, Soeurs, 1942, terracotta, h. 51 cm, private collection

Margit Kovács — AWARE Women artists / Femmes artistes

Margit Kovács, Princesse, 1944, applied engobe to ceramic, h. 66cm, private collection

Margit Kovács — AWARE Women artists / Femmes artistes

Margit Kovács, Madone à l’enfant, 1938, applied engobe to terracotta, h. 36 cm, © Ferenczy Múzeum, Szentendre

Margit Kovács — AWARE Women artists / Femmes artistes

Margit Kovács, Ceramic relief, Hollán Ernő street 16, Budapest, Hungary

Margit Kovács — AWARE Women artists / Femmes artistes

Margit Kovács, Ceramic panel, at the Bécsi Gate of Buda Castle, Budapest, Hungary

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