Margit Kovács

(1902, Győr - 1977, Budapest)

Her artistic career began in the early thirties with modelled, terracotta figurines, relieves and wheeled ornamental pieces that were followed by ornamental pieces of more individualistic tone that assimilated more conventionalised wall-pictures with folkloristic effects from the second half of the thirties. She simplified the small figures to the form of the cone, while she started to render a column-like shape to larger figures.

In the fifties the increase of folkloristic inspiration can be observed in her ceramic pieces that approached the world of the rustic and rural through variegated genre themes. In addition to epical story-telling relieves and wall pictures of 'tableau vivant' nature she also started to make realistic statuettes and large figures made on the potter's wheel with great virtuosity. She change her preferred material, terracotta to chamotte in the sixties and seventies and relying on more expressive modelling and massive shaping she drew from myths, tales and legends in her search for new themes. The extremely rich oeuvre of Margit Kovács and her art that radiates intimate humanity, represents a unique voice in our contemporary ceramic art.


Margit Kovács and her works in Fine Arts in Hungary
Margit Kovács Ceramics Collection in Szentendre
Kovacs Margit Museum at TripAdviser
Szentendre in Wikipedia

Cantana profana
Cantata profana
by Margit Kovács