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.
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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