József Olexa was born in Budapest in 1960. After completing the Technical School of Printing Technology he was attending the College of Fine Arts.
Joined the Hungarian Artists Fund in 1989 and has been a member of the Association of Hungarian Artists and other associations (Altamira, KBK, Art 9) since 1991.
Made study tours to Canada, Florida, Arizona, England, Andalusia and Zambia. Applies various techniques from painting through etching to metal point.
Worked as a school teacher in Kispest and Kőbánya and ran the ‘Rembrandt’ graphic workshop in Erzsébetváros for ten years.
Upon commission by district authorities, manufactured deeds and decorative objects to go with honorary citizenship. Prepared applied graphic and publication designs and illustrations for literary periodicals.
AREA OF EXPERTISE
Engraving,etching /mezzotinto/ Drawing, Watercolor, Pastel, Painting
Prizes 1990 – Agriculture in Visual Arts 1994 – Grand Prize in Painting, Szentes 1996 – Folk Art in Small Graphics 1999 – Leonardo Sciascia Grand Prize, Milan 2007 – Munkácsy Drawing and Painting Competition 2008 – 860th Anniversary of Kerepes, Grand Prize in Painting 2009 – Munkácsy Grand Prize in Graphic Arts
ARTWORK FOR SALE
Artist Name: Jozsef S Olexa
Country: United Kingdom
Date of Birth: August 14, 1960
Fine Art Academy