Artist: Bela Petheo
After witnessing the brutal massacre of the Russians following the Hungarian Revolution in 1957, Bela Petheo lived in Vienna and struggled financially while honing his skills as a painter. After two years, with just 32 dollars and a portfolio of his work, he made his way to New York City and drew inspiration from galleries throughout the city. Today (at the age of 76), Bela has seen success as a painter of landscapes, portraits, and nudes, working for some time as an Artist-in-Residence at the University of Minnesota and sharing work with galleries throughout the Midwest. He continues to work primarily on portrait commissions.
"Via Nazional a Rome"