Baky Péter Munkácsy Mihály – Award-Winning Painter
“I received my diploma in 1977 and graduated from the department of Painting of the Magyar Képzőművészeti Főiskola (Hungarian University of Fine Arts). Between 1980-86 I worked mainly as an applied graphic designer. Between 1986-92 I thought at the Illyés Gyula Tanítóképző Főiskola ( Illyés Gyula Teacher Training University) in Szekszárd. From 1993 until my retirement in 2012, I was the director of Művészetek Háza (House of Arts) in Szekstárd, while in 1996 and 2011 I was the artistic director of the Ferencváros Pincegaléria (Cellar Gallery). Since 1980 he has been exhibiting as a professional artist and is a regular participant in the domestic (Hungarian) and international collective exhibitions.
I am the father of three children – two daughters, Petra and Réka, and a son, Marcell. I have 3 grandchildren from my daughter Petra, Markó, Berta and Brúnó, and from my son Marcell one, Kornél.”
He is a member of the Association of Hungarian Creative Artists (since 1992 he has been a member of the High Election (Grand Board) and Presidency), the Association of Hungarian Fine and Applied Artists, The Society of Hungarian Painters, Kapos’Art, the Veszprém Artists’ Guild, and a non-academic member of the public body of the Hungarian Academy of Arts.
From 2015-2021, he was a member of the NKA’s Board (Board of Trustees) of Fine Arts.
Between 1986 and 2015 I had a number of private students, who I continue to lead, I also lead the Artist’s Colonies(de:Künstlerkolonie) and organize individual and collective exhibitions both domestically (in Hungary) and abroad, as a curator.
 An artist’s colony is a living and working community of artists, which is mainly practiced by painters
- 2000 Pro Urbe Award, Szekszárd
- 2001 Mileneum Gold Medal
- 2002 Babits Mihály Award
- 2003 County of Tolna Art Award
- 2004 “Holocaust 60 Medal”, Szekszárd
- 2008 Simsay Ildikó Award
- 2009 County of Tolna Príma Award
- 2014 Knight’s Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit
- 2015 “Harmony” MAOE (Magyar Alkotóművészek Országos Egyesülete) Professional Award
- 2016 VI. Ars Pannonica International Art Exhibition, Vienna, Budapest, Quality Award
- 2017 VI. Water and Life International Fine Arts Biennale, Baja, special price
- 2019 In memoriam P. Clee competition third price and “Inspiration” MAOE professional recognition, Szetendre
- 2020 Munkácsy Mihály Award
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