Lajos Szabó


Forthcoming exhibition

THOUGHT FORMS. The Calligraphic Art of Lajos Szabó
17 June to 28 June 2022. College Chapel, St. Peter's College, Oxford
Curated by Balázs Szendrői and Nico Kos Earle

Former exhibitions

Presence-of-mind calligraphies 1957-1967. Gallery 2B, Budapest, 21 March - 23 April 2011. Curated by Ágnes Horváth, Balázs Szendrői and László Böröcz. Extracts from Lajos Szabó's writings selected by Á. Tábor, multimedia: J. Bali.Opening musical performance: János Bali, Calligraphy
On-line catalogue of the exhibition

Presence-of-mind calligraphies: the Inaugural Exhibition of the Ars GEometrica Art&Science Gallery at the Károly Eszterházy College, Eger, Hungary, 26 September - 8 November 2011. Curated by K. Liptai, K. Fenyvesi, I. Szilágyi, Á. Horváth, B. Szendrői
Extracts from Lajos Szabó's writings selected by Á. Tábor (in Hungarian)
"Axiomatics is poetry: the weighing of words" –
Lectures and informal discussion on the works of Lajos Szabó
8th November 2011, Eger, Ars GEometrica


joint exhibitions in Budapest (1997) and Düsseldorf (1998)
curated by A. Kotányi

(This catalogue is not yet available. For some writings see here)

The Rebirth of the Image in the Age of Genetics

Exhibition in Pannonhalma (Hungary), 1995
A. Kotanyi's opening (in Hungarian)

Szabó Lajos – an Introduction

The 1980 exhibition in Budapest
curated by D. Bíró and B. Kocsis
Catalogue of the 1980 exhibition
(in German and Hungarian)


Galerie Lambert, Paris, 1966
Documents in French with a poem by P. Chaulot    

Zeichnerische Meditationen – Physiognomische Studien
Meditations in Drawings – Physiognomical Studies
'Karl-Ernst Osthaus' Museum Hagen, 1962

Louis Szabó
Galerie PTAH Bruxelles, 1960

Zeichnerische Meditationen
Meditations in drawings – Gartensaal Dortmund, 1960

5 Hungarian Painters
Lajos Vajda, Lajos Szabó, André Bálint, Attila Kotányi, Lyubomir Szabó
Palais des Beaux Arts Bruxelles, 1958

Other Exhibitions

  • Fokswang Museum, Essen, 1964
  • Strake Galerie, Düsseldorf, 1961
  • Palais des Congres, Berlin, 1960
  • Haus der Begegnung, München, 1960
  • Haus der Begegnung, Hamburg, 1960
  • Private exhibitions, Budapest, 1955 and 1956

From reading to drawing

Some pages from Jaspers' book on Nietzsche with the marginal notes of Lajos Szabó

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