KASS János (1927 - 2010)

János Kass graphic artist. He was born in Szeged on 26th December 1927. He started his studies at the Hight School of Applied Arts of Budapest in 1946, and he got a degree as a ceramic master. Between 1946 and 1949 he studied at the Academy of Applied Arts, and to 1951 he was a student of the Academy of Fine Arts. His masters were Gyula Hincz, György Kádár and György Kolencsi. Later he was a teacher at the Academy of Applied Arts, and he also worked in the Academy of Graphic and Book Art in Lipcse. Next to graphical works, he also designed stamps, made scluptures, and book illustrations. Next to several exhibitions in Hungary, abroad he had exhibitions in Norway, England, Finnland, France, Ciprus and in Italy.

As taking part in severaly book artistic exhibitions he won lot of awards. In 1966 he got the Munkácsy-price,  in 1977 he become an "érdemes" artist, andi n 1986 an Excellent Artist. 

In 1992 he was awarded with the officer Cross of the Hungarian Republic. In 1999 he was awarded with Kossuth-price. He died in Budapest on 29th March 2010.

Works of art for sale

  • János Kass: Hamlet illustration
    János Kass
    Hamlet illustration
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