Sunday, 23 December 2012

Season's Greetings

With the snowy photo of Mother Earth in Sapporo we would like to wish all our readers
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 

Season's Greetings

Photo: Mr. Koji Akiyama President of Wagner Nandor Foundation, which has received good number of likes on his facebook page

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Budapest Boy in Prison

We are remembering the 1956 revolution with the photo which was presented by Professor István Bartha just a few days ago. The photo shows Nándor Wagner's paper fresco titled "Budapest Boy in Prison" which was taken in 1957. Nándor after arriving to Sweden made a series of his impressions about the Hungarian Revolution in 1956 and the cruel squelch after it. His works were exhibited several times. This paperfresco is signed and contains a secret message "Dec.7. 1956. - Feb.4. 1957. I shall die abounded and orphaned today". We knew about his works remembering 1956 Hungarian Revolution, but this is the first time to get to see one. If you had a photo or the actual piece would you let us know it please.


Sunday, 7 October 2012

Unveiling the statue Mother Earth

The ceremony was greeted by H.E. Tetsuo Ito Ambassador of Japan. He emphasized that the statue to be unveiled will be an attraction of the Buda Castle. After the great moment Zsuzsa Vámosi-Nagy played Telemann D-major flute fantasy. Dr. Gábor Tamás Nagy mayor of I. district in his speech pointed to the hidden message of Mother Earth, talked about Gaia and sculptor Nándor Wagner. Mr. Koji Akiyama President of Wagner Nandor Foundation in Japan thanked the place and highly appreciated the excellent carving of stone sculptor István Darányi . He also expressed his special thanks to Reneszánsz Zrt., Aspectus Architect Zrt. and Market Építő Zrt. for supporting and managing the project. The master of the ceremony was Sándor Kiss our President. (Photo: László Gergely)


More facts and photo galery

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Remembering Nándor Wagner (1922-75)


5th of October - Remembering 90th birthday and 15th anniversary of his death
Location: PIM, Károlyi Mihály str. 16., Budapest V.

  • 17:00 Welcoming words, Sándor Kiss
  • 17:05 Opening speech, Koji Akiyama
  • 17:15 Art of Nándor Wagner, Tibor Wehner
  • 17:35 Friends remember
  • 17:45 Private videos
  • 18:00 Documentary film, Janos Gulyas

7th of Octber - Unveiling Ceremony
Location: Ostrom street and Lovas street corner, Budapest I.

  • 16:00 Greetings, H.E. Tetsuo Ito Ambassador
  • 16:15 Speech, Dr. Gábor Tamás Nagy Mayor
  • 16:25 Unveiling the statue
  • 16:30 Thanking words, Koji Akiyama

Saturday, 22 September 2012

At Bécsi Gate, Budavár

In front of the Bécsi Gate in the Buda Castle a foundation work has been started and completed. The pedestal for Mother Earth was made at the corner of Ostrom street and Lovas street.


Saturday, 15 September 2012

Autumn Exhibition in Mashiko 16th of October - 15th of November

This time the small statues of Nándor Wagner will be on display. Pieta is shown on the poster which was created in Sweden. In order to help visitors the homepage for mobile equipment was launched.

Wagner Nándor Őszi Tárlat Mashiko

 Wagner Nándor Foundation's homepage for mobile gadgets (in Japanese)

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Summer Painters' Camp in Révfülöp

Herend Painters Group has been supported by our Foundation since long. The master teacher and leader of the group is Tibor Kádár, a well known painter and retired art school director. This weekend the group visited picturesque Révfülöp located on at Balaton. The history of the small village goes back to the Roman times. We could meet them during their workshop activity and enjoyed the exhibition of the works created on the spot. On the photo Mrs. Chiyo Wagner and Mr. Tibor Kádár are discussing art issues.

Herend Painters Gruoup

 Painter Tibor Kádár's homepage

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Mother Earth is ready

Our founder Chiyo Wagner arrived to Hungary. Her first visit was paid to Reneszánsz Stonemason Ltd. where the Mother Earth has been cut by István Darányi stone sculptor. The granite statue has been presented to I. district of Budapest and will be hopefully unveiled on 7th of October, commemorating the 90th birthday of sculptor Nándor Wagner.

Mrs. Chiyo Wagner visits Hungary

Friday, 18 May 2012

7th Nándor Wagner Prize

18th of May - Nagyvárad, Oradea, Romania

The 7th Competition for Nándor Wagner Prize organized for art students of Partium Christian University was completed. The theme for this year's competition was Faces. 28 entries were submitted.

Wagner Nándor Prize

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Gellért Hill, Budapest

Our Foundation has been taking care of the Garden of Philosophy since it was placed and unveiled. The philosophers are paying attention to each other in the sunset. The group of statues has been visited in ever growing numbers by foreign guests and many of them are writing interesting entries to their blogs.

Garden of Philosophy on Gellért Hill, Budapest

Rio Imamura's blog

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Corpus Hungaricum Unveiling in Mashiko

The outstanding event of the Spring Exhibition was the unveiling ceremony of the Corpus Hungaricum in the studio of sculptor Nándor Wagner. The statue was unveiled by László Tőkés the member of the European Parliament who was the Bishop of Nagyvárad (Oradea, Romania), the hometown of Nándor Wagner.

Unveiling ceremony of Corpus Hungaricumin Japan

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Spring Exhibition in Mashiko, Japan - 15th April - 15th May

The theme in focus of the Spring Exhibition at Wagner Nándor Foundation was Corpus Hungaricum. The fate of this art piece is very special. Nándor Wagner created it during the early 50-ies as a self given task instead of committing suicide. After his emigration to Sweden in 1956, the model was saved by his friends and spent 50 years in the storage of Saint Steven Museum in Székesfehérvár. It was recovered and cast in bronze. Since 1999 the National Mourning Day of Hungary is remembered at Corpus Hungaricum. Now the copy of Corpus will return to his atelier soon.

Spring Exhibition in Mashiko

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Reneszánsz Stonemason Ltd. Üröm, Hungary

The curving of of the statue named Mother Earth progressing well. Here you can see as István Darányi stone sculptor and Tibor Wehner art critic and historian are discussing the details.

Curving of the statue named Mother Earth

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

A lost competition art piece has turned up

We paid a visit to Ms. Zsuzsa Zilahy who posed for Nándor Wagner as a child. She told us stories about the atelier and life in the Royal Garden Pavilion (Várbazár), where more than a dozen sculptors were creating. She and her family were presented several pieces by Nándor among them was the competition piece for the relief at the entrance of Eger Castle in 1952. The plaster piece was broken, but it is valuable so we have restored and preserved it.

Competition piece for Castle Eger

Click for Photos of the original and the preserved piece

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

First sketch of Breast Feeding Mother

A small ceramic work came to our hands in quite good condition. Nándor Wagner was commissioned in 1956 to create a statue for maternity hospital. He made several versions and one of them and this has turned up unexpectedly. The theme itself was one his favourite during his life, he composed schematically, figurative, realistic in standing, sitting and even in globular position. The latter became his landmark piece the Mother Earth (Boshizo furusato and Földanya) as he gave different names to them.

Mother with child

Friday, 20 January 2012

Breast feeding mother

This nice little piece of ceramic was presented to Zsuzsa Zilahy, his child model those days. She was posing for several compositions.

Breast feeding mother