BALASKÓ, Nándor-Ferdinand


Balaskó's artworks carved or sculpted in wood, stone, bronze, and sometimes in terracotta covers the way from the interpretation of reality stage / creative act to stylization of reality one. Each sculpture becomes a symbol that utters / expresses the idea of life and recalls facts and human beings and how they act in different circumstances, like facing the courage of faith, the justice, or the sacrifice.



    (Sălacea, Sălaj, 1918 - Germany, 1996; 1968: goes in Occident)

    Academic Studies
    1937 – 1940: Fine Arts Academy (teacher: Oscar Han), Bucharest;
    1940 - 1942 – Fine Arts Academy, Budapest, Hungary.


    Personal exhibitions:
    1940 - Bucharest;
    1941, 1942 - Budapest;
    1943, 1944, 1947 - Cluj-Napoca.

    Group Exhibitions (selection):
    1948 - 1968 - Cluj, Târgu-Mures, Oradea and Bucharest;
    after 1968: participates to the Fine Arts Society’s Exhibitions in Portugal and othe exhibitions in Belgium, France, Luxemburg, Switzerland, Poland, USA, Latin America
    Monumental Works:
    The Victims of Internment Camp in Poland, Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum
     The Refugees, USA
    Monumental Busts exposed in Ireland, Portugal, Vatican, Brasil


    Fundația Culturală META, Un secol de sculptură românească. Dicționar A-D, Colecția SINTEZE, Editura META, 2001, pp. 44 - 45.
    Rus, Alexandra, Sculptură românească în lemn în secolul XX, Colecții clujene, Muzeul Național de Artă Cluj, 1998.