Painter and graphic artist
Sándor Győrffy was born in the western Hungarian village of Kapolcs in 1951, into a farming family. In his formative years he lived in his native village. The nearness to flora and fauna has substantially influenced his way of thinking an living, and continues to affect his artistic work to this day. This influence appears in multiple ways during different periods: the natural forms and the motifs of vegetation are discernible to varying degrees in his works.
In 1970, Györffy moved to Budapest. Instead of seeking an academic education, he pursued his studies of painting and graphic art in artist groups which were self chosen, and with elder masters. Since 1976 he is exhibiting his works
Since then he took several study trips, worked in the international artists villages and participated in Symposiums in eleven European countries. He stayed for a longer period in West-Berlin and the US on grants.
His artistic work contains single and serial graphics, photos, paintings, sculptures, installations as well as land art. His artistic fields before: experimental theater and film.
He had 100 personal exhibitions and participated in about 600 group-exhibitions in 26 countries so far.
His works are found in collections of 58 museums, in public collections in 19 countries and in numerous private collections
In 1979 he was co-founder of the art group art-el.
In 1997 he was foundation member of the Cultural Association Mura-District. He is general editor of the Cultural review Muravidék.
Since 1991 he is organizer of the following cultural programs:
1991 Rézonences (french-hungarian) art-festival, Budapest (21 days, 8 places)
1992 - 1999 Valley of Arts Festival, Kapolcs (All-Arts festival, 10 days) organizer of fine arts programs
1992 - 2017 AGORA Festival (fine arts and musical workshop) Budapest
1997 - (continuously) Exhibitions and Literary Programs of Cultural Association Mura-District in Hungary and abroad
- Association of Hungarian Creative Artists
- Federation of Hungarian Fine and Applied Artists
- Studio of Young Artists (honorary member)
- Federation of Hungarian Graphic Artists
- Society of Hungarian Painters
- Society of Hungarian Illustrators
- Vajda Lajos Studio
- Mamü Society
- Cultural Association Mura-Disctric
- Association of Ferencvaros Fine Artists
- Ujpest Artist Society