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József Jakovitz: Surrealist, Primitivist, Kabalist

Gary van Wyk


Title: József Jakovitz: Surrealist, Primitivist, Kabalist

Author: Gary van Wyk

Language: English, Hungarian

Publisher: QCC Art Gallery and Alma on Dobbin

Length: 176 pages, 21 x 26 cm

ISBN: 978-1-936658-29-9


This publication 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. The book and the accompanying exhibition were co-produced with QCC Art Gallery, City University of New York (CUNY).


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