Award Winning Nature Artist

Biography

andrew

Born in Hungary in 1946, Andrew and his family immigrated to Canada in 1957 after escaping the turmoil of the Hungarian uprising against the Russian invasion.  After arriving on the East Coast of Canada, their journey eventually led them to Vancouver Island, British Columbia.   Although Andrew spent his early adulthood employed as a topographical draftsman, his love of art was always with him.  He began working with oils and painting his surrounding landscape.  A move to the interior of BC gave him more inspiration with the vast mountains, lakes, and wildlife.  In the early 1980’s he started to paint wildlife and sell his works through small local shows and galleries.  This self taught artist was starting to see his talent evolve through developing his own recognizable style.

With a growing demand for Andrew’s work he began to produce limited edition prints.  110 editions are still on the secondary market and have made him a highly recognized name worldwide.

Exhibits and research have taken Andrew to far parts of the world, such as Hong Kong, Switzerland, England, Austria, New Zealand, Germany and Africa.  Extensive travels around North America have allowed Andrew to exhibit in such places as Florida, South Carolina, Las Vegas, Montana, Phoenix, and Seattle, in addition to many Canadian Provinces.  The ability to travel because of his art is a privilege Andrew appreciates greatly.

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Highlights and Awards

  • 2011   Best of Show Western Showcase, Calgary Stampede
  • 2007  Best of Show Western Art Auction, Calgary Stampede
  • 2006   Best of Show Western Art Auction, Calgary Stampede
  • 2005   Best of Show Western Showcase, Calgary Stampede
  • 2005   Collector’s Choice Western Art Auction, Calgary Stampede
  • 2004   Collector’s Choice Western Art Auction, Calgary Stampede
  • 2004   Best of Show Western Showcase, Calgary Stampede
  • 2003 Ducks Unlimited National Portfolio
  • 2003   A Mountain Alphabet Official Best Selling Children’s Book
  • 2002   People’s Choice Award Calgary Art Essential
  • 2002   Best of Show Spokane Western Art Show
  • 2002   Artist of the Year Ducks Unlimited Canada
  • 2001 Master Artist BC Wildlife Federation
  • 2000   Master Artist BC Wildlife Federation
  • 1999   People’s Choice Award Art Essential Wildlife Exhibition
  • 1999   The Best of Wildlife Art Featured North Light Books
  • 1999   Master Artist BC Wildlife Federation
  • 1998 Finalist Canadian Collectible of the Year
  • 1997   One Man Exhibit Switzerland
  • 1997 Featured Artist Artist Direct, Calgary
  • 1997   Featured Artist Pacific Rim Wildlife Art Show
  • 1996   Selected for Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum Birds in Art
  • 1996   Master Artist BC Wildlife Federation
  • 1995   Top 100 Artists Art for the Parks, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
  • 1995   Special Guest Artist Pacific Rim Wildlife Art Show
  • 1994   Master Artist BC Wildlife Federation
  • 1994   People’s Choice Award Vancouver International Wildlife Art Show
  • 1994   Artist of the Year Ducks Unlimited Canada
  • 1993   Offical Artist Canada Summer Games


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