CRITICAL REVIEW


BIOGRAPHY

(Timisoara, 1919 - Cluj-Napoca, 1992)
 
Academic studies:
1938 - 1939 - Fine Arts School, with the professors Romul Ladea (Sculpture) and Catul Bogdan (Painting), Timisoara, Romania;
1940 - 1945 - Fine Arts Academy, with the professors Ferenc Sidló (Sculpture) and István Szönyi (Drawing), Budapest, Hungary.
 
Professional activity:
1945 - 1948 - Professor of Sculpture and Drawing, Technical School of Art, Timisoara, Romania;
1949 - 1951 - The Hungarian Institute of Art, works coordination, Cluj-Napoca, Romania;
1951 - 1983 - Professor in the "Ion Andreescu" Fine Arts Institute, Cluj-Napoca, Romania;
1959 - Dean of "Ion Andreescu" Fine Arts Institute, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
 


PROJECTS

Personal exhibitions:
1989 - Culture House (with András Vetro - his son), Targu Secuiesc, Romania;
1992 - Exhibition of Sculpture and Graphics, Museum of Art, Cluj-Napoca, Romania;
1995 - Retrospective Exhibition, Museum of Art, ? (exhibition accompanied by Raisonné catalogue);
1998 - "Korunk" Gallery, Cluj-Napoca, Romania;
1999 - Retrospective Exhibition, Museum of Art, Cluj-Napoca, Romania (exhibition accompanied by catalogue, texts by Livia Dragoi and Alexandra Rus);
          - "Sándor Reményik" Gallery, Cluj-Napoca, Romania;
2000 - Museum of Art, Targu Secuiesc, Romania;
2001 - National Sekler Museum, Sfantul Gheorghe, Romania;
2003 - Museum of Banat, Timisoara, Romania;
2007 - Artur and András Vetro, Museum of Art, Miercurea Ciuc, Romania;
2009 - People Seen. Artur Vetro’s Graphic, "Quadro" Gallery, Cluj-Napoca, Romania (exhibition accompanied by catalogue, text by S. Székely).
 
Group exhibitions:
1945 - Group exhibitions (with Julius Podlipny, István Szönyi, A. Szobotka, E. Lenhardt, F. Ferch), Timisoara, Romania;
         - Syndicate of Artists, Timişoara, Romania;
         - Banat Salon, Timisoara, Romania;
1948 - Regional State Exhibition of Banat, Timisoara, Romania;
          - The State Annual of Plastic Arts, Bucharest Romania;
1950 - Collective Fine Arts Exhibition, Cluj-Napoca, Romania;
1951 - 1955 - Regional Fine Arts Exhibition, Cluj-Napoca, Romania;
1952 - Fine Arts in Romania, Warsaw, Poland;
1953 - State Annual, Bucharest, Romania;
1954 - Biennale from Venice, Italy;
          - Project for Gheorghe Doja, State Annual, Bucharest, Romania;
          - Romanian Art Exhibition, Prague, Czech Republic;
1955 - Project for the Composition Kossuth-Bălcescu, State Annual, Bucharest, Romania;
1955 - 1959 - The Fine Art Exhibition, Cluj-Napoca, Romania;
1957 - 10 Years of Plastic Creation, Bucharest, Romania;
Contemporary Art in R.P.R., Moscow, USSR;
1958 - Romanian Contemporary Art, itinerary exhibition, Belgrad (Serbia), Pekin (SUA), New Delhi (India);
1959 - 1960 - State Exhibition of Fine Arts, Bucharest, Romania;
1960 - 1961 - Exhibition of Romanian Contemporary Art, itinerary exhibition, Bratislava (Slovakia), Helsinki (Finland), Berlin (Germany), Alexandria (Egypt), Cairo (Egypt), Damask (Syria), Sofia (Bulgaria);
1961 - 1963, 1965 - 1969 - Regional Fine Arts Exhibitions, Cluj-Napoca, Romania;
1966 - Romanian Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, Budapest, Hungary;
1968 - Transylvanian Art Pages, Museum of Art of R. S. Romania, Bucharest, Romania;
          - Exhibition organized by the Fine Artists Union- Cluj-Napoca Branch, Titograd, Croatia;
1969 - Romanian Sculpture in Metal, Museum of Contemporary Art, Galati, Romania;
1970, 1986 - Inter-county Fine Arts Exhibition, Cluj-Napoca, Romania;
1970, 1974 - Painting and Sculpture Biennale, Bucharest, Romania;
1971 - 1973, 1975 - 1976, 1984 - Fine Arts County Exhibition, Cluj-Napoca, Romania;
1977 - "Korunk" Gallery, Cluj-Napoca, Romania;
          - Summer Salon, Museum of Art, Covasna, Romania;
1978 - 1988 - Sculpture Exhibition, Art Museum, Romania.
 
Monumental works:
1948 - Eftimie Murgu (political figure; bust; bronze), Timis Prefecture, Timisoara, Romania;
1958 - Vasile Roaită (Romanian worker), Bucharest, Romania;
          - George Coşbuc (writer; bust; bronze), Cosbuc (ex-Hordou), Romania;
          - Ady Endre (Hungarian poet; bust; stone), Traian Park, Oradea, Romania;
1960 - Maxim Gorki (writer; bust; artificial stone), Slanic-Moldova, Romania;
          - George Coşbuc (writer; bust; bronze), Municipal Park, Cluj-Napoca, Romania;
          - János Herbák (bust; bronze), "Clujana" Enterprise, Cluj-Napoca, Romania;
          - Kossuth-Bălcescu (monument), Arad, Romania;
          - Tudor Vladimirescu (revolutionary; monument), Craiova, Romania;
          - Ecaterina Varga (fighter; monument), Bucharest, Romania;
1968 - Welcoming (composition; bronze), Central Square, Sfantu Gheorghe, Romania;
1970 - Andrei Mureşanu (poet and Romanian revolutionary; bust; bronze), "Andrei Mureşanu" National College, Dej, Romania;
          - János Bolyai (mathematician; bust; stone), "Babeş-Bolyai" University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania;
          - Happiness (composition; marble), Eforie, Constanta, Romania;
1973 - Imre Nagy (painter; bust; bronze), "Imre Nagy" Middle School, Miercurea Ciuc, Romania;
          - Music and Dancing, Tragedy and Comedy (reliefs; aluminum), Hungarian State Theater;
          - Composition I-IV (cast and beaten metal), Fashion House, Miercurea Ciuc, Romania;
          - Composition I-IV (decorative relief), Zalau, Romania;
          - Hebe (decorative relied; copper and iron);          
          - Jigodin, Complexul de Bai, "Imre Nagy" Memorial House, Sangeorz-Bai, Romania;
          - Painting and Music (decorative relief; aluminum).
 
Symposia:
1980 - Sculpture Camp from Lazarea, he participated with the work János Bolyai (bust), Harghita, Bucharest.
 
Works in public collections:
Museum of Art, Arad, Romania;
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania;
The Romanian National Museum of Art, The Central Military Museum, Bucharest, Romania;
Museum of Art, Cluj-Napoca, Romania;
Museum of Art, Craiova, Romania;
Museum of Visual Art, Galati, Romania;
The Municipal Museum, Turda, Romania;
Museum of Banat, Timisoara, Romania (Composition- Nude).
 
Artist’s writings:
Szo, eszme, látvány (1920 - 2000), in: Válogassuk meg szavainkat, Mentor Kiadó, Târgu Mureş, 2002, p. 247 - 251. 
 


BIBLIOGRAPHY

 
Vlasiu, Ioana (coord.), Dicționarul sculptorilor din România. Secolele XIX - XX, vol. II, lit. H - Z, Editura Academiei Române, București, 2012, pp. 344 - 345.
 
Bibliography and critical refences:
 
Romániai magyar irodalmi lexikon, vol. II, Editura Kriterion, Bucureşti, 2010.
Banner, Zoltan, Erdélyi Magyar Müvészet a XX. században, Editura Képzömuvészeti Kiadó, Budapesta, 1990, pp. 112 - 113.
Jakabovits, M., Helyszín - Gondolatok az erdélyi képzömüvészetröl, Editura Literatus Kiadó, Oradea, 1993.
Molnár, D., Erdelyi Mütár, Deva, 2002.
Murádin, J., Kolozsvár képzömüvészete, Art Printer, Sfântu Gheorghe, 2011, pp. 287 - 289.
Németh, J., Kolozsvár, Erdélyi Gondolat, 2000, pp. 71 - 74.