János Határ painter was born in Fadd in 1924.
His first experiences came from the Dead-Danube, the Potyond section
of the flow what he expressed in drawings inspired by his father.
His talent was tended by József Koszta and Ferenc Martyn supporting
him that nature be his best master. It has become due to his inner
ambition, too. He has chosen painting not only for expressing himself
but for his profession, exclusively painting and for that sake he
gave up everything else with ascetic scrictness. In the name of this
mission he lives, creates today as well. Developing his dreams,
ambitions towards heights consequently with huge energy.
Since the end of the fifties untill now he has had a steady development.
Meditation and practice of painting means the same according to him.
In 1958 the ancient bush of Tengelic grabbed his imagination creating the
basic resource of his forext pictures. His other picturesque motive is the
Danube shore at Paks and Dunaföldvár with its one-time shanty hamletx,
horse markets. The tumbling wall is a painter's treasure for him as well as
the fishermen's boats swaying, staying on the river.
Beside these cycles his outstanding set has been painted since 1983. untill
today about Algeria, about the desert, the oases, Oran, the Market of Gardiai,
narrow streets, bazars, Algerian Berber faces, the landscape, the fate
of the brave and straight nation, its history and its development.
He was there in May, June of 1983. and this stay in Algeria has emerged as
the great journey of hos art with new ideas and works of art. It also
resulted the acceleratin of hos development not to mention that these
paintings of him are documents having cultural historic importance.
He is almost the first presenting with deep consciousness, joy and experience
the Sahara, the Algerian seaside and the man recognising feedom - a rerely
transformed world by drawongs untill now for all of us with its unique beauty,
its own lawx and messages.
He presented himself by individual exhibitions in Budapest, Ercsi and
Siófok - innumerable pieces of his work can be found at home and
abroad in public and private collectionsa thus also at the Algerian
Ambassy in Budapest.
Summary from book: Losonczi Miklós: Határ János vallomása Afrikáról