Ferenc Martyn and the Parisian Abstraction-Création | Lecture at Highlanes Gallery, Dorgheda

Thursday 16 May, 7:30pm.

Join Hungarian art historian, Dr Flóra Mészáros as she discusses the life of artist Ferenc Martyn and his time with the Parisian Abstraction-Création group. Ferenc Martyn (1899-1986) was born in Kaposvár, Hungary before moving to France in the 1920’s. Here he became a member of the Abstraction-Création group in the 1920’s, the largest international collection of non-figurative art before the onset of the Second World War. Notably Ferenc was one of only five Hungarians out of over 100 artists which made up Abstraction-Création during this time.

Dr Flóra Mészáros was the first to research into this important 12 year stage of Ferenc Martyn’s life and connection from Paris, to Hungary, and even to Ireland. Dr Mészáros had published a book back in 2014 about this time entitled, Ferenc Martyn and Paris, while she wrote her PhD dissertation on Abstraction-Création at Paris IV-Sorbonne.

Attend the lecture and also view the works by Martyn in the Drogheda Municipal Art Collection, Abstract I and Abstract II, which were presented by the Friends of the National Collections of Ireland, 1972 to the Drogheda Municipal Art Collection.

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