I imagine a lot of people will be familiar with the work of Victor G. Ambrus (born 1935), biography on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Ambrus His style is unmistakable, his figures always very dramatic in their postures and colourful garments, and beautifully drawn in every detail. Ambrus was born in Budapest, Hungary but had to flee his country in 1956, having been involved with fellow students in the unsuccessful Hungarian revolt against their Soviet-backed Government. He found refuge in Britain and, despite his limited knowledge of the English language, he continued his studies in illustration at Farnham Art School. His outstanding talent was soon recognised and he was eventually awarded a scholarship to the Royal College of Art in London for a further three year study in illustration and printmaking. The artist's official website is: http://www.victorambrus.com/Home.html The illustrations below are from "Hamlet".
Florenville, vue de la vallée, Camille Barthélemy. - Oil on Panel - -
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