Opening speech at the exhibition in Lečzna (Poland) 2nd June 1998 by László Béres

“…Sutánius: Arteem quaevis allit terra. Translated to Hungarian: art is valued all over the world, or alternatively; the artist’s home is the world.

The painter Imre Égerházi has come a long way since his first major exhibition in 1960 (Debrecen). As the leader of the Hortobágy Creative Camp, his unique art became known from France to Japan, from Finland to America, which is characterized by balance, tranquility, and humane spirit. His works reflect his homeland, Hajdúság and the ideals and emotions of the oldest Hungarians. He is not only fully identifies with Hungarian culture and history (Hajdúk I., 600 x 185 cm, 1987, and Hajdúk II., 275 x 410 cm, 1993, and Hungarian legends and Myth, 2017 x 265 cm, 1997, all panneau) but also has an excellent knowledge of the culture and history of other nations. His greatest work in recent years was in France for the town of Vervins, on which he immortalized the Franco-Spanish peace treaty of 1598 (a 600 x 400 cm panneau). This artwork crowns the city’s House of Culture.

And now with 32 paintings, he will be presented here in your city as part of the cultural event of the Twin-Town Relationship.”

 László Béres
Opening speech at the exhibition in Lečzna (Poland)
2nd June 1998