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Ilka Gedő

Self-Portrait, 1947

Self-Portrait, 1947
Chalk on paper
50x35.2 cm.

Ilka Gedő

Ilka Gedő (Hungary, 1921 - Hungary, 1985)

Born in Budapest. Upon graduation from high school she studied art with private teachers. After the German occupation, she was deported to the Budapest Ghetto, in autumn 1944. In the ghetto she depicted daily life in many drawings. She evaded deportation and a community elder was sent in her place. After liberation she continued her art studies under the Hungarian Bauhaus artist Gyula Pap. After many years resumed her art career only in 1968. Her work has been exhibited in Paris, Budapest, Jerusalem, New York City, Glasgow and Berlin.