Portrait 1996


Born in Csikóstöttös, county Tolna, 3 January.

Moves to Rákosliget, Budapest.

Matura exams at Szépmíves Lyceum, Secondary School of Fine Arts.

1951 starts his studies at the Ceramics Department of the Academy of Arts and Crafts

his masters: Miklós Borsos and István Gádor

1956 Diploma with outstanding results

1956 member of the Artistic Organization

1956-1957 works as a scholar of the Artistic Organization at the Ceramics

Department, Academy of Arts and Crafts

1957 member of the Association of Hungarian Fine Artists

1957 appointed to professor’s assistant

1958 after István Gádor’s resignation appointed to head of the Ceramics Department

1962 senior lecturer

1969 university docent

1963-1971 member of the Association of Fine Artists’ Committee

1967-1971 specialist consultant at the Artistic Organization

1971 member of the Academy of Ceramics, Geneva

1981-1983 board member of the Academy of Arts and Crafts

1984-1985 leader of the Ceramics Designer Studio

1992 after retirement carries on tutoring

1992 nominated to professor

1997 dies on 16 April


The Communal House of Rákosliget takes his name and ever since has worked as Csekovszky Árpád Culture Centre.

Council of the XVII. District of Budapest established Csekovszky Árpád Public Funds, which is to keep his memory and preserve the artistic inheritance.

The Ceramic Department of the Budapest Secondary School of Fine Arts takes the name Csekovszky Árpád, in addition, their classroom is named Csekovszky Studio.

2003 Gallery of the Csekovszky Collection is opened

2008 memorial plaque is inaugurated on his birthplace and Csekovszky Gallery is opened

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