József Jakovits: Surrealist, Primitivist, Kabalist
QCC Art Gallery, Queens, NY
December 9, 2014 - February 22, 2105
This exhibition and publication, co-produced with QCC Art Gallery, City University of New York (CUNY), surveys the career of Hungarian-American artist József Jakovits (1909 – 1994). Inspired by Surrealism and Primitivism, Jakovits was the leading sculptor in Hungary’s avant-garde art group, the European School, whose brilliant program lasted from 1945 until 1948, when Hungary’s Communist government banned the artists. Jakovits labored on in obscurity until he was permitted to emigrate to the United States in 1965, where Kabalism became his leading inspiration.
Curated by Gary van Wyk.
© ALMA 2014