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Artist of the Month - November 2014
Gabor Svagrik

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Gabor Svagrik

Gabor Svagrik was born in Szeged, Hungary in 1970. After immigrating to the United States, he and his family settled in Illinois. He studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago where he was fortunate to study with nationally recognized watercolorist Irving Shapiro who stressed the importance of composition, design, and drawing.

Svagrik devoted his studies to life drawing and illustration and went on to join the Palette & Chisel in Chicago. He eventually relocated to Arizona where he offers online art courses through the Tucson Art Academy Online which he founded and owns with his wife, Christine. He also spends several weeks each year teaching workshops around the country.

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Strong Spirit
Oil on canvas
20" x 24"

For the past 20 years Svagrik has been working hard on his craft. "One must learn the craft in order to create art," he says. "This is the philosophy I live by and will continue to live by until I can’t hold a brush. I knew through my passion, patience, persistence, and hard work that I would one day have the knowledge to create my vision."

"Mother nature is our well for many things. For most true artists it is the place you go to get filled up with inspiration. Nature is perfection. I don’t care how many times I stand and look at the same landscape, each time the beauty is still there staring back at me in a different way. This beauty is what I try to capture on my canvas. It has become my personal artistic journey, and is what differentiates me from other artists. I will forever be humbled and honored to have found my passion in life."

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Layers of Time
Oil on canvas
11" x 14"

Gabor Svagrik's honors and awards include:

Oil Painters of America President's Award of Excellence 2009, Maui Plein-Air Painting Invitational 2008 “Honorable Mention”, The Artist's Magazine 22nd Annual Art Completion 2005 “Landscape Finalist", Greenhouse Gallery Salon 2004 “Award of Merit”, Oil Painters of America Show 2004 “Award of Merit”, Pastel Society of America Show 2003


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Visiting Bill
Oil on canvas
12" x 16"

Svagrik has been featured in Southwest Art magazine, International Artist Magazine and Western Art Collector magazine. He has also appeared in three books published by International Artist Publishing, Inc. He is represented by Svagrik Fine Art in Tucson, Arizona; Rowe Gallery in Sedona, Arizona; and Hildt Galleries in Chicago, Illinois.


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