György Gordon: From Hungary To Yorkshire
25 Feb - 30 Jul 2017
The Hungarian-born artist György Gordon (1924–2005) became a refugee after fleeing the Hungarian Uprising of 1956. He settled in Wakefield in 1964 where he was a lecturer in Graphic Design and the leader of the painting department at Wakefield College of Art.
A gifted teacher, he inspired admiration and affection from generations of young artists. This exhibition celebrated the gift of three paintings to the Wakefield collection, which it placed alongside approximately 30 works, comprising paintings, works on paper and archival material to explore themes of solitude and displacement.