Gellér B. István

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Gellér B. István
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Born(1946-11-09)November 9, 1946
DiedFebruary 10, 2018(2018-02-10) (aged 71)
Alma materJanus Pannonius Teacher Training College
  • Artist
  • Graphic designer
  • Sculptor
  • Teacher

Gellér B. István (Pécs, 09 November 1946 - Pécs, 10 February 2018) was a Hungarian artist, graphic designer, sculptor, teacher. Winner of The Munkácsy Mihály Prize, member of The Széchenyi Academy of Literature and Arts.[1]


Born in Pécs. Graduated at the Janus Pannonius Teacher Training College in 1971. His master of arts was Ferenc Martyn. In the 1970's he began to work with geometric, neo-constructivist, rhythmical shaped and coloured graphics, paintings, ceramic sculptures and installations. From 1978 he seceded from this kind of impersonal artistic attitude and started to create a personal mythology by the archaeological, ethnic, cultural and historical exploration of a non-existent ancient culture called The Growing City. During the quasi-exploration, the artist and his archaeologist alter-ego creates the rites, traditions and customs of the City’s society. B. Gellér documents the results of the exploration in drawings, paintings, photographs, videos, texts and exhibits them as installations.[2]

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 1971 Braunschweig, G.A.G Art Galerie
    • Pécs, Open air exhibtion
  • 1974 Budapest, Young Artists Club (Fiatal Művészek Klubja)
  • 1975 Pécs, Janus Pannonius Museum
  • 1979 Budapest, Hungarian National Gallery[3]
  • 1984 Budapest, Óbuda Gallery
  • 1985 London, PCL The Regent Street Gallery touring exhibition
  • 1989 Pécs, Pécsi Gallery
    • Szombathely, Kunsthalle Szombathely
    • Budapest, Dorottya utcai Kiállítóterem
    • Praha, Hungarian Cultural Institute[4]
    • Berlin, Haus der Ungarischen Kultur
  • 1991 Praha, Hungarian Cultural Center
  • 1998 Budapest, BTM – Kiscell Museum[5]
  • 2001 Budapest, Raiffeisen Bank Gallery
  • 2002 Kapolcs, Kastély Gallery
  • 2003 Budapest, Budapest Gallery (Lajos utcai kiállítóháza)[6]
    • Rome, The Hungarian Academy of Rome
  • 2009 Roznava, Mining museum in Roznava
  • 2010 Pécs, Pécsi Gallery[7]
  • 2013 Budapest, 2B Gallery[8]
  • 2016 Pécs, Pécsi Gallery
  • 2019 Budapest, Hall of Art, Budapest [9]


  • Gellér B. István: A növekvő város, Jelenkor Kiadó, Pécs (2000)
  • István B. Gellér: Rastúce mesto, KALLIGRAM, spol.s.r.o. (2008)
  • Gellér B. István: The Growing City - Hajdu István: Gellér B. István, Pécsi Gallery (2010)[10]

Selected Awards

  • Medaglia degli Amici del Pomero Rho Milano (1973)
  • International Drawing Biennal’s Award, Rijeka (1978)
  • Award of the Studio of Young Artists Hungary (1982)
  • International Drawing Biennal, Tuzla, Grand diploma for drawing (1990)
  • Munkácsy Mihály Prize, Hungary
  • Orbis Pictus (A megfestett város) exhibition grand prix, Veszprém, Hungary (2002)
  • Taiwan II. International Biennial Print and drawing Exhibition special award (2002)
  • The 12th Inernational Biennial Print and drawing Exhibition R.o.C. special award (2006)
  • Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary (2009)
  • Award of Fine and Applied Arts Award by City of Pécs (2011)


  1. "Elhunyt Gellér B. István képzőművész". (in magyar). 2018-02-12. Retrieved 2021-02-06.
  2. "Gellér B. István". Retrieved 2021-02-06.
  3. "If I Had Sit for a Portrait For Jan van Eyck II". Hungarian National Gallery. Retrieved 2021-02-06.
  4. Artpool. "István GELLÉR B. (H) - Installation Project 98". (in magyar). Retrieved 2021-02-06.
  5. "Installációk a Fővárosi Képtárban | 1992–2014". Fővárosi Képtár (in magyar). Retrieved 2021-02-06.
  6. "Kiállítás - Gellér B. István képzőművész kiállítása - Szélhárfa -". (in magyar). Retrieved 2021-02-06.
  7. exindex, C3-. "exindex". Retrieved 2021-02-06.
  8. exindex, C3-. "exindex". Retrieved 2021-02-06.
  9. Exxite. "István B. Gellér exhibition :: Műcsarnok". (in magyar). Retrieved 2021-02-06.
  10. "Rekord részletek -". Retrieved 2021-02-06.

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