He was born in 1947, Szeged, Hungary.
Parents: Ferenc Farkas, Erzsébet Kovács.
Married: Ilona Molnár, teacher.
Children: Eszter, neurobiologist; Kata, high school teacher; Réka, sculptor.
He graduated from the Tömörkény István High School of Fine Arts, Szeged, in 1965.
He received his diplomas at the Juhász Gyula Teachers' Training College, Szeged,
in 1971, and the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest, in 1977.
József Somogyi and Béni Ferenczy were his teachers at the Hungarian
Academy of Fine Arts. He has been a staff member at the Department of
Visual Education, Illyés Gyula Faculty of Education, University of Pécs,
Szekszárd since 1977. He was the Head of Department between 1990-2002.
He presents his sculptures at exhibitions in Hungary and abroad; he has
created more than fifty open-air works of art. His sculptures are tipical
examples of the figurative way of representation.
He seeks expressive ways through various materials of sculpture; he prefers
bronze, but he likes carving wood and stone, as well.
He is a conservative artist with a realistic disposition; he models portraits,
full figures and animal motives. Occasionally, he creates pieces of
geometric, organic character. His activity as a medallist is also
In the 1970's, he designed and constructed stage sets for the Szeged
Open Air Festivals.
His works of art can be found in public and private collections both
in Hungary and abroad (France, Germany, The Netherlands).
He is a member of the Hungarian Society of Artists (MAOE), the
Sculptor Division of the Hungarian Society of Fine Artists and the
"Szög-Art" Art Society of Szeged.
Prizes and awards:
1978. Award of the Szekszárd Exhibition
1979. Award for the Socialist Culture
1986. Honorable Mention of the National Peace Committee
1987. Appreciation for Excellent Work
1990. Award of the Hungarian Red Cross
1990. Honorary Citizen of Sióagárd town
1998. Award for Public Welfare, Szekszárd
1998. Illyés Gyula Commemorial Medal
2003. Award for Art in Tolna County
2004. Gold Honorary Cross of the Hungarian Republic
Most important open-air works of art:
Furnaceman - chrome steel, Miskolc, 1979.
Ádám Béri Balogh - bronze portrait, Tamási, 1980.
Statue of Mihály Babits - stone & bronze, courtyard of Babits's
birthplace, Szekszárd, 1981.
Young Studs - copper, Batthyányi-Strattmann Castle, Pécs, 1984.
Augus Senoa - bronze portrait, Pécs, 1986.
Variations for Bartók Compositions - copper, Computer Center, Szekszárd, 1986.
Statue of the World Record Trophy Deer - Karapancsa, 1987.
Gyula Illyés - bronze portrait, Rácegrespuszta, 1987.
Ferenc Liszt relief - bronze, Bezons, France, 1987.
The Nail - stone & bronze, International Symposium - Park for Sculpture,
Adam Dragosavlevic - bronze portrait - Beograd, Serbia, 1988.
Furioso Stud - bronze, Balatonfenyves, 1988.
Mór Wosinsky - bronze, Wosinsky Mór Museum, Szekszárd, 1989.
Wild Boar - bronze, Baja, 1989.
Albert Szent-Györgyi - bronze portrait, Szekszárd, 1993.
Aviation Memorial - stone & bronze, Paks, 1994.
János Háry - bronze, Szekszárd, 1994.
Dispute of Paks - portraits - stone & bronze, Visitors' Center,
Nuclear Power Station, Paks, 1995.
Ferenc Liszt - bronze, Szekszárd, 1996.
Jenô Wigner - bronze portrait, Eger, 1996.
Ottó Herman - bronze portrait, Paks, 1996.
Millecentenary Memorial - stone & bronze, Szekszárd, 1996.
The Burial Memorial of the Poet István Baka - stone & bronze, Szekszárd, 1996.
The Burial Memorial of the journalist Csányi László - stone & bronze,
István Fekete - bronze portrait, Dombóvár, 1997.
Pál Jámbor - bronze portrait, Paks, 1998.
Memorial for the victims of the ferry catastrophe at Biskó - bronze, Paks, 2000.
István Pákolitz - bronze portrait - Paks, 2000.
Mayflies - bronze & glass, Szeged, 2000.
dr. Endre Kelemen - bronze portrait, Szekszárd, 2002.
Turul - bronze, Dombóvár, 2003.
György Marx - bronze portrait, Paks, 2003.
István Fekete - bronze portrait, Gölle, 2004.
Mór Wosinsky - bronze portrait, Tolna, 2004.
Tódor Kármán - bronze portrait, Paks, 2004.
Otto Habsburg - bronze portrait, Paks, 2005.
The Hungarian Mythical Stag - bronze, Szálka, 2005.
Adolf Kolping - bronze portrait, Szekszárd, 2005.
Works of art in public collections:
Wosinsky Mór Museum, Szekszárd, Hungary
Móra Ferenc Museum, Szeged, Hungary
Csányi László: Farkas Pálról és szekszárdi Babits szobráról -
Szuromi P.: Mint a változatlanok. Farkas Pál Babtis szobráról -
Marton Zs. - Vadas J.: Akotások és pályaképvázlatok - Szekszárd, 1990.
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