Paul Margocsy

Born in Melbourne in 1945, Paul Margocsy developed a love for painting at an early age, basically teaching himself to paint by “looking and doing”. In 1978 he became committed to wildlife painting and mounted several outstanding exhibitions in various Australian states. In 1986 and 1994, he won the award for the best picture at the Wildlife Art Society of Australasia’s exhibition, and in 1987 he won the best watercolour prize. Additionally he has won numerous prestigious watercolour awards nationally, and is represented in national and international collections. In 1990 he was honored by his inclusion in a book presenting 70 of the best living traditional realist artists in Australia.

In 1991 he was commissioned by Australia Post to illustrate a stamp issue featuring waterbirds, and concurrently by the United Nations for a similar edition of endangered species, released in Vienna in 1994. Also in 1991 he successfully exhibited in London, and in 1992/3 was a showcased artist at London’s Omell Galleries.

In 1994 Paul released a book focusing on his artistic achievement in wildlife painting with a celebratory solo show at the Landmarks Gallery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.

His crowning achievement so far was being selected to hang in the American ‘Birds in Art’ exhibition at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, making him only the third Australian to be chosen in 20 years. His painting, along with 80 of the world best wildlife artists, then toured the USA for 12 months.

In 1996/7 Paul successfully held one man shows in Osaka, Japan, and in 1996 and 1998 at Singapore’s prestigious Raffles Hotel.

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