Violetta Koszeghy (Hungarian b. 1928)
A native of Budapest, Hungary, critics have praised Miss Koszeghy's oil paintings for excellence of technique, delicacy of fine detail, contrasts of light and dark, striking likeness and superb harmony of color. Her favorite subjects are beautiful women, figures, and classical portraits. SHe was commissioneed to paint a portrait of Mr. Douglas Goldring, famous English Writer; Hon. Dr. Louis Bagi, Senator in Switzerland; Mr. M. Rosengarten, wife of the President of Daitch Shopwell Supermarkets, and many others too numerous to mention. Her paintings also include a lovely florals and other enchanting compositions.
Miss Koszeghy has sold many paintings all over the world, many of which have been purchased by distinguished art collectors, such as Hon. Rudolf Otto in Vienna, Otto Schwerer in Baden, Australia, Leopold F. Landsberger in New York, U.S.A., Gunther Esser, Dusseldorf, west Germany. The late President Kennedy bought one of her paintings several years ago in Nicot Gallerie, Paris. She treasuers a letter ftom them, praising the painting; also from the late Princess of Grace of Monaco, Mickey Rooney and fromer Chicago Mayor Richard Daley.
Following her studies at the Academy of Fine Art in Budapest, and Academy in Vienna, she travelled throughout the world and had many successful exhibitions in Austria, Germany, France, Italy, Holland, Australia, South America, Canada, and the United States.
Collection of her works have been shown at Bertuch Gallery, New York, and she showed with Knickerbocker, Artist, at the National Art Club. She has been exhibited in the past several years at Nicot Gallerie, Paris, Capri Galleria, Rome, Clemente Galleria, Rome, Piccola Galleria d'arte, Milano, Galleria della Duomo, Torino, Galerie am Opernring, Vienna, Rudolf Otto Gallerie, Vienna, Schoninger Gallerie, Munchen, Galerie am Isartor, Munchen, Esser Galerie, Dusseldorf, Galleria Internationale, Rion de Janiero, Eaton's Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C., Van de Boer Art Gallery, Amsterdam, World's Art, Hollywood, Dolores Gallery, Seattle, Washington, manchester Lion's Club, Manchester, Connecticut, Little Gallery, New York, Ligoa Duncan, Gallery, New York, L'Atelier Galerie d'Art, Lutry, vaud, and Pipcus Galerie, Montreaux, Switzerland.
Ms. Koszeghy said she was interested in art since she was "just a little gift." She won prizes in elementary school and gave exhibitions when in high school. Her first teacher was her mother, a sculptor, but her entire family has excelled for several generations in various fields of the arts. Her grandfather, Stephan Kerner, was director of the Budapexst Roayal Opera House for many years. Her brother is an opera singer at the Royal Opera Company in Vancouver, B.C., and her husband is also a very successful artist and sculptor.
Ms. Koszeghy, a native of Budapest, Hungary, studied at the Academy of Fine Art in Budapest, where she earned a master's degree, and then at the art academy in Vienna, where her teacher for two years was Italian artist Luigi Kazimir. Following her studies, Miss Koszeghy traveled throughout the world and had many successful exhibits in Austria, Germany, France, Italy, Holland, Australia, South America, Canada, and the United States. (See further exhibition details below.)
Miss Koszeghy is considered one of the most gifted Hungarian artists, as well as one of the most distinguished. Critics have praised Miss Koszeghy's oil paintings for excellence of technique, delicacy of fine detail, contrasts of light and dark, striking likenesses and superb harmony of color. Her favorite subjects were beautiful women, figures and classical portraits.
Miss Koszeghy has sold many paintings all over the world, many of which have been purchased by distinguished art collectors. (See below, "Distinguished Collectors of Violetta de Koszeghy.")
Her portraiture subjects have included Princess Grace of Monaco, film actor Vincent Price, Mrs. M. Rosengarten, wife of the President of Daitch Shopwell Supermarkets, the English novelist William Goldring, recipient of the 1983 Nobel Prize in literature, among many others. Her paintings also include lovely floral and other enchanting landscape compositions as presented above.
President John F. Kennedy bought one of Ms. Koszeghy's paintings at a Paris gallery and the artist treasured the praiseworthy letter she received from the Kennedy family. She also has received letters praising her paintings from actor Mickey Rooney and former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley.