ZSOLNAY EXHIBIT/ZSOLNAY ART POTTERY,
THE GYUGYI COLLECTION
Cultural Exchange Foundation organized the Zsolnay exhibition at the
Forbes Gallery in New York in January, 2009.
The exhibition featured 167 Art Nouveau ceramic pieces from the Laszlo
Gyugyi collection, one of the largest and finest collections of Zsolnay in the world. The exhibition coincided with the yearlong celebration of Hungarian culture, organized by the Hungarian Cultural Center and the Hungarian Ministry of Culture.
Zsolnay was founded in 1853 in the southern Hungarian city of Pécs and still operates as a family-run company. Hungarian-born American scientist Dr. Laszlo Gyugyi has spent the past 35 years amassing over 600 pieces of Zsolnay. This magnificent collection spans Zsolnay’s heyday, from the 1870s to the 1920s and represents every major artist, style, form, and glaze technique. Many of his pieces are unique prototypes that were produced for display at world’s fairs and awarded top prizes at various world exhibitions in Europe and America.