Experience the 110th BITRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION of JAZSEF DOMJAN, the legendary Hungarian printmaker. As a prolific artist of the 20th century, Domjan's color woodcuts are an intricate exploration of color and his Hungarian heritage. Domjan's Hungarian influences can be found in just about all aspects of his art. He used Hungarian motif and symbolism throughout his prints. His many awards include the title "Master of the Color Woodcut," an honor given in China only once a century. In addition to Jozsef's prints, we also have on display his wife, Evelyn Domjan's, interior painted doors, from their New Jersey home. These special doors are vivid in color, are wonderful to see up close and associate the similarities between both husband and wife's abstracted Hungarian influences.
Born in Budapest in 1907, Jozsef Domjan spent his early years as an engine fitter and foundry worker. During the Depression he toured several European countries on foot, covering 10,000 miles and earning his way by selling paintings and sketches. Upon his return to Hungary, he studied seven years at the Budapest Academy of Arts. In 1956 he moved to Switzerland, to the United States in 1957 and became an American citizen.