From Stamps of the World
The stamp designer: Vásárhelyi Gyula László
Gyula László Vásárhelyi (1929-2013) was born in Gyula, Békés County, in south-east Hungary, where his parents still live. After finishing his general education he was admitted to the Art Lyceum, a specialized high school for gifted children in Budapest. As a graduate of this school he was able to continue his studies at the Hungaryan Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest. He was in the final years of his Hungarian nation broke out. After the defeatof the uprising, Mr. Vásárhelyi left Hungary and went to London, England where he was accepted by the highest ranking artistic educational institution, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. He finished his studies there in 18 monts.
In 1958 he won a scholarship from the Paderewsky Fondation in New York which enable him to spend one year in Baroda, India and two years in Indonesia studying oriental art, and painting portraits and Other works depicting the local life. The year 1963 finds Mr. Vásárhelyi in Cuzco, Peru, theancient capital of the Incas, where he was teaching for two and a half years at the Academy of Fine Arts. During all these years his paintings were shown at several exhibitions and won unanimous recognition for him.
Mr. Vásárhelyi returned to England in 1965 and began his carrer as a free lance artist occupied almost exclusively with stamp designing. He designed 7500 stamps for 160 different countries.
If you want to light a candle in memory of the artist, you can do here.
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