“His basic individual creative trait is to cling to the known, experienced surrounding reality, to present the experiences in picturesque language, with artistic, graphic means, which in other words means that the artist is connected to his world, its phenomena and life manifestations with a thousand threads.
However, this is more than mere realism: there is also miracles in the art of Égerházi; raising reality to a higher, nobler, more lasting level…
…In addition to his direct experiences of the landscape and nature, his experiences from reading, sister art and music also appear in his paintings, Csokonai, Petőfi, Ady’s portrait and world, Bartók, Kodály, Krúdy, not to mention the traditions of Hajdúság (panneaus of Captain Sillye, the Hajdúk, and oil fibreboard painting of Miklós Káplár).
In his picturesque tools he seems to combine the approach and expression of folk art with the conscious artistic expression of constructivism and Art Nouveau.
The clean forms, balanced structure lend some magnificent serenity, sometimes downright monumentality to his paintings. It serves unity and peace of mind that he basically uses only a few colors. Of these, he prefers serious browns, deep blues, greens, ocheres, reds, and places them in spots, which are usually characterized by a dominant color suggested by the phenomenon, their harmony, and the expressive power of the lines…”
FROM FOREWORD OF GRAPHICS IMRE ÉGERHÁZI ALBUM, 1989