Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Snowing in Mashiko

Dear Readers and Supporters we wish you a
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

Boldog Ünnepeket!

Friday, 18 November 2011

Mother Earth for Sapporo

18th of November - Sapporo

The statue titled Mother Earth - Boshizo-Furusato in Japanese was unveiled in the Maruyama Park in Sapporo. The unveiling ceremony was attended by a large crowd among them the leaders of the city and the school friends of Chiyo Wagner who helped to collect the funds to form the park and place the statue. The globular statue showing the mother with her baby in lovely embracing moment is in the center of a community space. The season's first snowfall arrived with 40 cm snow just the night before the ceremony. On this occassion Chiyo Wagner was decorated for her outstanding service.

Japanese Sculptors

 Photoalbum of the Ceremony 

Friday, 4 November 2011

Japanese Sculptors

A little booklet titled "Japanese Sculptors" was published by Books LLC. using Wikipedia entries. The life and work of Nándor Wagner also has been included.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

10th Anniversary

18th of October 2011. 14:00-15:00 - Gellérthegy, Budapest

This day will bring the tenth anniversary of the unveiling the Garden of Philosophy in Budapest. We are looking to meet all interested ones for a friendly coming together on the Gellért Hill. If you have a story about Nándor Wagner or his art please tell us! We try to make the event livelier with 10 questions to be discussed on the spot. We would like to take photos and video for the sake of memory and for the 20th anniversary as well. See you there!

Garden of Philosophy

 Download Invitation

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Autumn Exhibition in Mashiko

The Spring Exhibition was cancelled because of the damages caused by the March 11 earthquake. All damages have been repaired by now. The Autumn Exhibition in Wagner Nándor Art Gallery will show works of the Nándor Wagner sculptor and the works of landscape architect Mr. Kazuno who designed the placement of the Garden of Philosophy in Nakano ku, Tokyo.

Autumn Exhibition in Mashiko
15th of October - 15th of November

Thursday, 6 October 2011

At Corpus Hungaricum

The Hungarian National Mourning Day was remembered at Corpus Hungaricum for the 12th time. After the national anthem the historical flags were file in and program remembering of the 1849 events was performed by the pupils of the II. Rákóczi Ferenc elementary school. The wrenches were placed at live martial music. The wrench of the Academia Humana Foundation was placed by Chiyo Wagner founding president and Yasuko Ito wife of H.E. Mr. Ito Japanese Ambassador. The wrench of the Wagner Nándor Foundation was placed by Koji Akiyama and Norihiro Katada.

6th of October - Hungarian National Mourning Day

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Nándor Wagner Program - the 10th Anniversary

A commemorative evening for the tenth anniversary of unveiling of the Garden of Philosophy on Gellért Hill was held at Petőfi Literature Museum.
Program: opening speech by H.E. Tetsuo Ito Ambassador of Japan; Tibor Wehner art historian talks about the recent results of Wagner researches; Sándor Kiss recalls the events at Garden of Philosophy. Videos about Nándor Wagner and the film of János Gulyás Corpus Hungaricum will be shown. Closing words was told by Wagner Chiyo. (We had 120+ participants)

Wagner Nándor est

 Garden of Philosophy the first 10 years (large ppt file)

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Remembering at the József Attila Statue

The 3 member delegation from Japan visited Nándor Wagner's hometown Nagyvárad(Oradea), Romania today. A memorial event was held at his statue József Attila the poet. The event was attended by Vice Mayor Rozália Bíró and in her speech she emphesized the valuable contribution of the sculptor to the humankind. On the photo the Vice Mayor and Chiyo Wagner are posing after the wrenches of memory were placed. Lecture evening was organized about the life and works of Nándor Wagner and the Great Tohoku Earthquake.

Wagner Nándor est Nagyváradon
Vice Mayor Rozália Bíró and Chiyo Wagner

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Order for a Statue

The stone work of Mother Earth has been ordered at Reneszánsz Zrt., Üröm, Hungary. The work will be done by István Darányi stone sculptor.

Mother Earth
István Darányi in white outfit.

Monday, 16 May 2011

6th Nándor Wagner Prize

This year's theme for competition theme was Castle of Nagyvárad (Oradea). At the sixth competition of the Partium Christian University for Wagner Nándor Prize the students of graphic art the winners are: 1. József Balázs, 2. Klaudia Kovács, 3. divided Nóra Lázár and Catalina Mos. Special recognition went to Noémi Fazekas.
The prizes were presented to the winners by Chiyo Wagner.

Wagner Nándor Prize 2011

 The article of Reggeli Újság (Hungarian)

Friday, 13 May 2011

Breast Feeding Mother

The plaster of the long time missing Nursing Mother came out of a hidden place. It was made during the 1950-ies and regarded as a lost piece of sculptor Nándor Wagner.

Nursing Mother

 "The Old Lady on Track" article of Fejér Megyei Hírlap (Hungarian)

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Old Photo from Székesfehérvár

We have been searching for evidencies showing Nándor Wagner's activity in Hungary since long. Now we have found a pile of old photos taken by prof. Gyula László in the Saint Stephan Musaum in December, 1951. Here you can see sculptor Nándor Wagner as he is fixing demo fittings for ancient potteries found near Székesfehérvár.

Nándor Wagner is boring a hole at preparation for exhibition in Székesfehérvár

Wednesday, 20 April 2011


The commemorative plaque at Nándor Wagner's house of birth in Ady Endre street, Oradea(Nagyvárad), Romania was covered by graffiti. The plaque was cleaned by the students of the Partium Christian University in due course.

 "Take your hands away from Nándor Wagner" - article of Reggeli Újság (Hungarian) 

Friday, 1 April 2011

1st of April - New Nameplate in Mashiko

According to the Japanese law the new economic year starts on 1st of April. The Wagner Nándor Foundation has begun her official operation in Mashiko. In spite of the earthquake damages the life should go on.

Wagner Nándor Foundation

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Helping the Victims of Great Tohoku Earthquake

Academia Humana Foundation has joined the fund rasing events in Hungary. We have been active in donation, organizing events/lectures and collecting funds. The civil organizations already could collect over 10 million HUF, which has been used for school building reconstruction.

Helping the victims of Tohoku catastrophe

Friday, 11 March 2011

Earthquake in Mashiko

11th of March at 14:46 an earthquake intensity 6th (very strong) on the Japanese scale hit Mashiko

The Spring Exhibition, the first one organized by Wagner Nándor Foundation was cancelled due to the damages of the strong earthquake in Japan.
The almost five minute earthquake caused substantial damages to the city's ceramic industry and large volume of stock was broken in the shops. For the broken ceramic pieces the city allocated a dumping site.
In the buildings of the foundation there were some damages also. Among the art pieces one statue - Lao Tse - was fallen down, few terracotta were broken and the statue of Prince Shotoku turned with its massive pedestal together circa 15 degrees.

Hill of broken Mashiko ceramics
From: Facebook Tohoku daijishin Mashiko machi (one of 11 photos)

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Nándor Wagner Evening

Our Foundation has organized an evening program at the Petőfi Literature Museum.
Mr. Sandor Kiss president of the Foundation welcomed the participants and talked about the recent activities of our Foundation. The NHK video feature story of Mrs. Chiyo Wagner was shown. Mr. Tibor Wehner art historian talked about the recently discovered grave statue in Budapest. A documentary film made by Mr. János Gulyás titled  Nándor Wagner's Swedish period about his standing statues there was shown.

Wagner Nándor in his atelier in Lund
Nándor Wagner in his atelier in Lund

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Saving a Small Artpiece from Sweden

So far unknown art piece of Nándor Wagner came in plaster to us. The Hungarian Dancers was made in Sweden most probably at the beginning of 1960-ies. The pulverulent relief was cast in bronze. Size 350x430 mm.

Hungarian Dancers

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Change of the Name

After a longer period of preparation the name of the TAO Foundation will be officially changed to Wagner Nándor Foundation from 1st of April this year. The foundation under the new name will continue all her activities.

Wagner Nándor Foundation