Artists

Artists

György Kovásznai

painter, animation film maker, writer

Kovásznai primarily saw himself as a painter, who practiced the art of painting both on canvas and the cinema screen. His experimental animation films are attempting to “animate” the art of painting – which was an approach entire…

Marcell Jankovics

animation film director, graphic artist, writer and educator

With his boldly stylized, heavily symbolic films and series, Marcell Jankovics established himself as a highly distinctive filmmaker and helped raise the profile of Hungarian animation, both during the…

Béla Ternovszky

animation film director

Ternovszky graduated from the Marxism-Leninism Evening University in 1964, where he studied philosophy and aesthetics. He soon joined Pannonia Film Studio and later the Hungarian Film Production Company – where he quickly…

Ferenc Rófusz

animation film director, university professor

Ferenc Rófusz is one of the most acclaimed Hungarian artists of our time. The world-famous animator, animation film director and producer has created a wide range of short films, television series and advertisements and has won…

Gyula Macskássy

graphic artist, animation film director, founding father of Hungarian animation

Macskássy studied at Sándor Bortnyik’s private art school “Műhely”, where he met fellow artists János Halász (John Halas) and Félix Kassowitz. The trio went on to launch Coloriton Studio – Europe’s first production company creating  animated…

István Orosz

painter, printmaker, graphic designer and animation film director

István Orosz graduated from the Hungarian University of Arts and Design in 1975 and has worked as a painter, printmaker, poster designer, illustrator and animation film maker. He is known for his mathematically…

Igor Lazin

graphic artist, animation film director

Igor Lazin was born in Novi Knezevac, Serbia. He studied interior decoration at the Belgrade School of Arts. Since 1993 he has been living in Hungary. Lazin makes illustrations for children’s books and magazines and he produces animation…

Sándor Reisenbüchler

animation film director, graphic artist

Reisenbüchler graduated from the Academy of Theatre and Film Arts in Budapest, where he studied documentary film direction. He joined Pannónia Film Studio in 1965, where he became a self-taught graphic artist with pop art…

Dóra Keresztes

painter, printmaker, illustrator and animated film director

Dóra Keresztes finished her studies at the Book Design Department of the Hungarian University of Arts and Design in Budapest in 1977. She went on to complete her post-graduate studies, then worked in the Collegium Hungaricum…