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Endre Nemes

 (1909 - 1985)
Endre Nemes was active/lived in Hungary, Sweden.  Endre Nemes is known for painting.

Endre Nemes

Biography from Uppsala Auktionskammare

There is no doubt that Change Neme's artistry can count among the more notable countries in our country. Nevertheless, he may never have been fully acquainted with the appreciation and recognition he deserves. Perhaps it is because he was not born in Sweden, perhaps because his artistic aesthetics feels more international than Swedish, perhaps because in his creation and in his compositions he personalizes an individuality we have rarely seen. Change Nemes was born in 1909 in the small town of Pécsvárad, a few miles outside the university town of Pécs in southern Hungary. The parents were of Jewish descent, and soon the family moved to the northern parts of Hungary, which belonged to Slovakia after 1918. It was anxious times, times that of course put their marks in the young change and that came to impress him life. The language became a source of insecurity, as well as teaching in the school, something that has followed into the artistry and expressed its expression in his painting. In the catalog of Neme's exhibition at the Academy of Arts in Stockholm in 1979, he writes: "As a child, I soon became aware that all the languages ??that I forced to speak were inadequate. That they all were just some signs that they were unable to convey what I wanted to say and how I wanted to say that. The adults had their customs, their laws, their rules. I could not be understood by the language even in my native language. I did not have the ability to fancy, to say fun or exciting - it did not fix any stories in my memory, it was impossible to produce past events - in short I did not master the word and the verbal to me was an unmanageable instrument. But the picture? " Then it came to pass that painting became his own language and expression. Changing Neme's first tentative artistic attempt was made as a journalist in an editorial in Prague. He was skilled and succeeded in making a living and laid the foundation for the artistry in a strong expressionist style with admiration for artists such as Edvard Munch and Oskar Kokoschka. Then he started painting in oil and succeeded in the autumn of 1930 to be admitted to the Konstak Academy in Prague. The city was at this time a leading cultural city, the cafes met the intellectuals and the culture flourished. Over the years he came to become a recognized name in the artistic circles and in 1936 he debuted at Galérie Dr Feigl. But then life became again more difficult, the Nazi threat became apparent and Nemes last year in Czechoslovakia was filled with horror. In the autumn of 1938 he packed hundreds of watercolors, drawings and gouaches and fled north. He first came to Finland, then went on to Norway before he eventually came to Sweden where after a while he started collecting the shredded shards of his life. In Sweden, Change Nemes remained in the rest of his life, his first exhibition took place in Stockholm in 1941 and in 1948 he became a Swedish citizen. The artistry evolved over the decades and his productivity testifies to a never-ending creativity and creativity. He was also vocal as a teacher at Valand Art School for a few years in the 1950s. Neme's imagery is unique, multi-faceted and a constant source of inspiration and admiration. The auction's surface monumental composition "Mussel Concert" was born in 1967 and has been continued in 1975 and 1979, a common approach for Nemes. In recent years, interest has been raised for the change of Neme's artistry, not least in Europe. In 1984, Pécs established a Change Nemes Museum, and his works are currently represented at museums in Prague, Bratislava, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, and, of course, Modern The museum in Stockholm. The auction offers a rare opportunity to acquire a monumental work by Endre Nemes.

Biography from Adolf Loos Apartment & Gallery
Endre Nemes was a Slovak-Czech-Swedish Surrealist artist who had a background in Lyrical Abstraction.  While his early exhibitions included tailors' dummies and écorchés, he was notable in Sweden for his use of enamels in public art.  Endre visited Paris in 1933, and he had an exhibition in Prague, 1936.

The artists in Der Blaue Reiter, obviously supplied him with impulses; in the same way he gained impressions through the symbolism and expressionism in Edvard Munch’s paintings.  Endre carried with him a wealth of impressions, and for him it became important, in a personal way, to combine the expressive multitude of colors, with the abstract discipline of form.

Biography from Auctionata
Endre Nemes (1909-1985) was born in the Hungarian town Pécsvárad in 1909.  He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague.  In 1927 he spent some time in Vienna, where he began to study philosophy.

In 1930 he moved back to Prague.  At the beginning of the war, Nemes, who was of Jewish origin, immigrated to Helsinki from where he traveled through Finland and Norway.

In 1948 he settled in Sweden, where he became the director of the Valand School of Fine Arts in Gothenburg.  Nemes’ paintings stand mainly in the expressionist tradition, whereas he is often regarded as an exponent of Surrealism. (cko)

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About  Endre Nemes

Born:  1909 - Pécsvárad, Hungary
Died:   1985 - Stockholm/ Sweden
Known for:  painting