István Engel Tevan, graphic artist born in 1936 graduated at the Budapest Academy of Fine Arts in 1962.
He worked from the 60'th until his death in 1996 mostly as a book illustrator. His illustrations and/or dust jackets appeared in more then 300 volumes. His solo graphic works are also mostly inspired by literature - e.g.Bulgakov, LeSage, Calvino, Singer and the Bible serieses. Many of his works deals with theatre and circus, showing the grotesque side of this world.
His beloved techniques were etching, pen-and-ink drawing and in his last years he worked mainly with pencil, combined often with aquarelle.
His works were shown on 28 one man exhibitions during his lifetime, in Hungary and abroad. His graphics can be found in several private and public collections, such as Hungarian National Gallery, Petőfi Literary Museum Budapest, Prints and Drawing Dep. of the British Museum.