12 06 2019
Peter Matl, a current member of ISSA at Ukraine, was awarded the Grand Prize of the Hungarian Academy of Arts on May 29th.
Peter Matl is a renowned Ukrainian sculptor of Hungarian descent. Over the years, he had worked on numerous public projects including Monument to the 1100th anniversary of the arrival of the Hungarians. His sculptors have traveled across the globe, to places as far as The Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Sweden, France, Germany, Japan, Brazil and the United States. As an influential figure in the arts, the symposium Matl started has been an official member of ISSA since 2018.
In 1960, Peter Matl was born into a family of teachers, where art, music and dance were inseparable parts of his upbringing. He studied art at the Secondary School of Applied Arts in Ungvár between 1975 and 1979. From 1980 he worked as a high school teacher, then applied to the Carpathian County Fine Arts Company as a decorator and artist. In 2003, in recognition of his creative work, he was awarded the Central Cross of Merit of the Republic of Hungary. Ever since 1985, Matl has been organizing sculpture symposiums in Ukraine and Hungary, which goes to show his efforts at encouraging the production of high-caliber sculptures in the regions.