Gyula Marosan Art Exhibit

Jun. 09, 2016
Thursday Thursday June 9, 7:00 - 9:30 pm
Free Admission


Invitation to Art Show & Sale Featuring Works of

Gyula (Julius) Marosan (1915 -2003)

June 9, 2016  7 -9:30 PM at Kushnir Studios, Toronto


Kushnir Studios is excited to invite you to a one man Art Show and wine and cheese reception featuring abstract and contemporary works by listed Canadian/Hungarian artist, Gyula (Julius) Marosan. 

Marosan’s works are represented in public and private collections and galleries throughout Canada, the U.S. and Europe including distinguished venues in Hungary such as the Palace of Art, the Janos Xantus Museum in Gyor, the Janos Damajanisch Museum of Szolnok and Szombathely Gallery .  

Marosan’s paintings were recognized by noted critics such as Pearl McCarthy as being of the same calibre of Canadian abstract painters such as the \"Painters Eleven\" group which included the likes of Jack Bush, William Ronald, Hortense Gordon, Jock Macdonald, Oscar Cahen and Harold Town.  In Canada his earlier works were shown at venues such as the Park Gallery in Toronto, Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa and the Pollock Gallery to name just a few.  

The collection will feature more than forty (40) paintings on both canvas and silk from his later oeuvre ranging in size from 20\" x 24\" to 36\" x 48\" with one as large as 60\" x 42”. 

About the Artist

Marosan was taught by Vilmos Aba-Novak a highly regarded representative of modern Hungarian art.  Key influences included Pablo Picasso, Jean Paul Riopelle and the Painters Eleven contemporaries of Marosan. Later in life, Marosan’s style changed: the scale of his paintings increased and his works became less lyrical and more expressionistic.

To see images of the Gyula Marosan art collection please go to the Gallery Section on this site and view in \'Kushnir Studios Gallery\'



Gyula Marosan Art Show Invitation Details

Date: Thursday June 9th, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Location:  Kushnir Studios, 81 Brisbane Road Unit #6,  Toronto, M3J 2K3

Free  Attendance: to Art Show and  Wine & Cheese reception                                                                                                                                          


All paintings available for sale: for your convenience we accept Visa, Master Card


Kindly RSVP to:

Allan Schwebel -

Rick Kushnir      -





Gyula Marosan Exhibition History

1956   Exhibits four works at the Sezession, one of which, is acquired by Vienna’s mayor.

1957   Paints at Horst Americka and Venlo in the Netherlands and works on drawings and paintings of the Hungarian Revolution with sales to the Haags Geemeentemuseum in the Netherlands.

            Arrives in Canada 1957 and begins collaboration with Nicholas de Hornyanszky.  Oil paintings reflect biomorphic abstraction.  Produces linocut series.

1958   Park Gallery, Toronto - Art Critic Paul Duval organizes Marosan’s first show in Toronto showing “Revolution Series” resembling Picasso’s 1951 Massacre in Korea;

Park Gallery Toronto – follow up show featuring lyrical abstract oil painting overpainted with calligraphic figures.

Art Gallery of Toronto (later of Ontario) features one of Marosan’s works at the 33rd Annual Exhibition of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour.


1959   Royal Ontario Museum - Joins “Society of Canadian Painters-Etchers and Engravers” and exhibits his linocut at ROM.


1960   Marosan is cited along with artists such as Paul-Emile Borduas, Michael Snow and Harold Town by noted Art Critic Pearl McCarthy as investment worthy artists whose “abstracts have won much respect.”


            Art Gallery of Toronto holds retrospective of Marosan’s works.




1961   International Institute of Metropolitan Toronto – One man show of his abstract canvases.


            Montreal Museum of Fine Arts – his “Blue Forms” is shown at the 78th Annual Spring Exhibition           


          Galerie de le Point Cardinal, Paris – Works included in show by Imre Pan


          Chiltern Gallery, London – Joins Boszin’s Taurus Artists exhibiting with them in a group show.


          Art Gallery of Toronto – Joins Sculptors Society of Canada and exhibits sculptures and medallions.


1962  Chiltern Gallery, London – One man show given positive review by London critics and reported in Toronto press.


            Art Gallery of Toronto buys three of Marosan’s abstract linocuts.


            Robertson Galleries, Ottawa – Show of oil paintings and collages.


1963   Minotaur Gallery, Toronto – Opens gallery with a one man show followed by a showing of his painted pebbles “Poetry of Stones”.


1964   Charlottetown and London (Ontario) showing of “Canadian Religious Art Today” – Participant


1965   Stratford Shakespearean Festival – Shows copper Sculpture Composition


            Pollock Gallery, Toronto – Marosan taken on by Jack Pollock’s notable gallery.




1966   Pollock Gallery – One man show entitled “Black and White” of his ink on illustration board.


Sixth Rodman Hall Annual Jury Exhibition – St. Catherines, - Wins for best graphic work.


Regis College Exhibition – Referred to by Toronto Star as “one of Canada’s most distinguished modern artists.”


1967    Carnegie International Centre, New York – American Hungarian Art Association includes his works.


            Pollock Gallery publishes a portfolio of Marosan’s linocuts.


1969   Karl Hahns Gallery of Fine Art in Toronto – One man show.


1970   Mucsamok Museum, Budapest – Five works from the 40’s selected by Krisztina Passuth.


1971   Penell Gallery in Toronto – One man show of black and white ink drawings and medals at Charlotte Rayner’s  gallery.


1972   Penell Gallery – Exhibits “revolver” series with “Five Sculptors of Toronto”.


1973   Gallery Schonberger in Kingston – Exhibits his aluminum sculptures and monotypes.


            L’Ecole Europeenne Exhibition in Szekesfehervar, Hungary – Four of Marosan’s “Bioromantic works of the late 40s are included.


1974   Rosza Mezel (RM) Gallery, Toronto - One man show of Marosan’s “holding pattern” paintings.

1975   Hungarian National Gallery – Marosan donates 20 small canvasses.



1978   Lynnwood Arts Centre, Simcoe – Exhibits at “Seven Hungarian Artists in Ontario.”


1982   Tatay Gallery, Toronto – Exhibits in the show “Four Canadian Sculptors”.


          Budapest Museum of Fine Arts – Donates three large oil paintings.


1984   Az ismeretien Europai Iskola (The unknown European School) at the Budapest Klallitoterem.


1985   Canadian Embassy in Budapest – Acquires two works.


1986   Budapest Kiallitoterem – Works from before 1957 are on display.


1987   Article on Marosan’s art in Hungary is published by Katalin Kesseru in the journal Muveszet (Art).


1989   Hart House, Toronto – Works included in “Tibor Polya and the Group of Seven: Hungarian Art in Toronto Collections 1900 to 1949”


            Atelier Hongrois, Szombathely, Hungary – Takes part and shows series of abstract paintings in strong colours and powerful, gestural geometric structures.


1990   John B Aird Gallery, Toronto – Exhibits with Andrew Boszin and Aileen Hooper Cowan.


            Thebes Gallery, Toronto – Group Show.


1991   Thebes Gallery – Retrospective exhibition curated by Roberto Navarro.


1993   Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa – Acquires “Fire” a major painting of 1959 as part of their focus on collecting Canadian abstraction of the 50s and 60s.





Arkad Gallery Budapest – Exhibition “Rejtett kepzomuveszeti ertekek (Hidden artistic values).


1995   Robert McLaughlin Gallery – Exhibition of early Canadian works.


Source: 1957 -1993, Art in Emigration, Marosan Gyula by Professor Oliver A. I. Botar, 1994.


For more information on available Marosan works please contact:


Allan Schwebel -   email:  Phone: 416 720-6092








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