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Andor Meszaros

1900 – 1972

Andor Meszaros came to Australia from Hungary in 1939. His son, Michael, was born here. Meszaros studied sculpture at the Academie Julien in Paris under Bouchet and Landusky. While the reaction to his sculpture was sometimes mixed, Meszaros gained an international reputation for his medallions, particularly for his Stations of the Cross series, which were bought by seventeen countries. A review of an early exhibition of Meszaros' medallions described the work as 'incisive statements of character, as portraits should be'. He designed a silver altar piece for Canterbury Cathedral, England and executed numerous public commissions for large monumental sculptures in Australia. Meszaros' works are represented in collections both here and internationally. He was a member of the International Federation of Medallists; the Amici della Medaglia in Italy; the Victorian Sculptor's Society and the Association of Sculptors of Victoria.

Updated 2018