Julius (Gyula) Marosan CPE, SSC (1915 – 2003)
Julius (Gyula) Marosan was a painter, sculptor and graphic artist who was born in Budapest, Hungary. He emigrated to Toronto, Canada in 1957 where he lived the rest of his life. His mediums were oil (on canvas, linen and silk), collage, photography and bronze medallions. His subjects were portraits, landscapes, and pure abstract. His styles included neo-classicism, surrealism, pop-art, geometric abstraction and abstract expressionism, for which he is best known. He also did traditional impressionist style landscapes.
He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts (Budapest) under Vilmos Aba-Novak (1938). He returned to Europe several times in the 1960’s on study tours. He was a member of “The Sculptors Society of Canada” and “The Society of Painters, Etchers and Engravers.”
He has been exhibiting his work continuously since the late 1930’s. Museum exhibits include the Ernst Museum, Budapest (1940), and The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (1961).
His work is in many private and public collections.The public collections include The Art Gallery of Ontario, The National Gallery of Canada, The Fine Arts Museum in Budapest, The City of Vienna collection, The Hague, The Chiltem Gallery in London, England, The Medal Museum in Brussels and The National Archives of Canada.
He is listed in A Dictionary of Canadian Artists (1974), by Colin S. MacDonald, published by Canadian Paperbacks Ltd. (8 volumes); also in The Collector's Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction (2001), by Anthony R. Westbridge and Diana L. Bodnar, published by Westbridge Publications Ltd. (4 volumes); and in Art Gallery of Ontario – the Canadian Collection, published by McGraw-Hill Co. of Canada Ltd. (603pgs, B&W). There is also the book Marosan Gyula – Art in Emigration 1957 -1993 (1995), published by Mol.
Prepared and contributed by M.D. Silverbrooke