Tibor Pataky: Into Abstraction

July 27 – October 5, 2013

Dorothy Jenkins Gallery

Tibor Pataky was an obscure but notable Hungarian-American artist who lived and worked in central Florida during the middle of the 20th century. In 1936, he became the instructor of life drawing at Florida Southern College. During this time, he found inspiration from Milton Avery and other artists who were affiliated with The Research Studio in Maitland, Florida. As this influence grew, Pataky aspired to leave Florida and pursue additional instruction from leading artists. This led him to Provincetown, Massachusetts where he studied under the tutelage of Hans Hofmann in 1952. Pataky spent six summers as Hofmann’s student, which had a profound effect on his later work. This exhibition will be a collaboration between Polk Museum of Art and Florida Southern College. It will consist of works by Pataky from the collection at Florida Southern College, which includes eight paintings and some 400 drawings.

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We gratefully acknowledge contributors to the Annual Exhibition Fund:
Dorothy Chao Jenkins
The Reitzel Foundation
The Linda & Alan Rich Fund
Lynda and Steve Buck