ABOUT THE ARTIST
Hedva Ferenci was born in Budapest, Hungary,
where she studied for six years at the
Budapest Art Academy, from which, in 1956,
she graduated with high honors. In 1960
she went to London for postgraduate studies,
while there she participated in a number
of exhibitions. In 1962 she settled in
Israel. In 1964 she joined the Organization
of Artists and Sculptors of Israel. Since
then she has exhibited in numerous art
shows, put on by the organization.
The late Miriam Tal, the well-known art
critic, best describes the true style
of her paintings and pastels. "Her realism
is a far cry from naturalism, her work
has a maturity, deep sincerity and compassion
for her models. She is a superb Draughtsman;
her drawings are original and powerful
figurative as to the definition and characterization
of the model, yet completely abstract
as to the linear values and pattern.
As an artist she reflects the inner personal
style. This is particularly noticeable
in her portraits of Mrs. Golda Meir, Mr.
M. Begin, President Sadat, Mr. P. Sapir,
Mr. Teddy Kollek and Mrs. Beate Klarsfeld."
Hedva Ferenci, as described by M.E.F.
in an article in the world of Art "is
a master of technique. Her pen and ink
drawings are faultlessly executed, but
done in very rapid strokes. The impression
is that much thought went into preparation,
while execution was carried out in one
sharp, sessionЙshe uses in her style chiaroscuro,
which gives her subjects a solid but mysterious
Her paintings are on exhibit in a number
of galleries in Israel, Germany, and the
United States, in private collections,
and in the permanent collection of the
Museum of Jewish Art in Paris. Recently,
her paintings were exhibited at the "International
Judaica Exhibition" in Jerusalem, and
in the International Art Expo in New York,
NY. And she was awarded a certificate
of excellence in the International Art
Competition (I.A.C.) NY for her Pastels.