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Olga Dormand, born Szekely-KOVÁCS
Father: Lajos Székely
Mother: Vilma Székely, born
An older sister Alice, who later
became Alice Balint, a psychoanalyst, and wife of psychoanalyst Michael Balint.
A brother, Ferenc, architect
The parents divorced around 1903 or 4, the mother
remarried Frigyes Kovács, architect, who adopted children from his wife.
Olga: Born February 19, 1900 in
Begin drawing and painting since childhood.
Art Studies at the School Mrs.
Ernestine Lovagh, then with the painter Robert Berény
First exhibition at Galerie Ernst in 1922.
Married in 1924 Ladislas Dormand, writer and publisher
Birth of a daughter in 1925
all forms of art: oil paintings, drawings, watercolors, no money, sculpture,
wood carving, caricatures in pen, ceramics, stone lithographs, serigraphs.
Numerous exhibitions in Budapest,
including the Ernst Museum.
Pass each year several months in Paris to paint and
exhibit (Galerie Charpentier, Bernheim, Zak Gallery, Lucie Weill, etc..).
Exhibits in London (Leicester Gallery) and New York
(Este Gallery, etc ...
Caricatures of writers and politicians, including
André Gide, Henri Barbusse, etc. ...
A table (Child with cat) purchased by the Musée du Jeu de
Illustrated many books Márai, Fejtö, Dormand, several
In 1938 emigration to Paris.
No official business during the German occupation.
Begins to explain after the end of the war (Young
Bernheim Gallery, Galerie du Pont des Arts)
Illustrations of "Silence of the Sea" Vercors by a
dozen color lithographs.
table (Young girls Hammameth) purchased by the Louvre
Since 1956, biannual visits to the
United States, where she made many portraits in different cities (New York,
Chicago, Kansas City, etc ..., (nearly 500) and several exhibitions.
Died in 1971
In 1973, an exhibition in his memory is held at the
French Institute in New York in 2004 at the Hungarian Institute in Paris.