„The Cover Page is Gusztáv Cseh’s Work” Cover Image

„A borítólap Cseh Gusztáv munkája”
„The Cover Page is Gusztáv Cseh’s Work”

Author(s): Miklós Csapody
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts
Published by: Korunk Baráti Társaság
Keywords: Gusztáv Cseh; book illustration; fine art; graphics; Horizont; Kriterion; Samu Tóth; Dickens; Sallinger; Páskándi

Summary/Abstract: Gusztáv Cseh was a Transylvanian book illustrator, graphic artist and page cover designer. This article is a selection from the book about Cseh’s life. He had a classical illustration style, he was attracted to absurd and grotesque, but he did not separate from the folk design. His life’s work can be divided into two periods. The artist’s first works were pastel illustrations and graphics, published in children and youth literature. In the second period, his main work was the illustration of the volume of the folk-tales from Magyardécse. His ars poetica: „I don’t want to merely illustrate, I want to express the idea with graphical tools”. Cseh’s works were rewarded with the Romanian Merit of Work and with The Most Beautiful Book of the Year award.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 02
  • Page Range: 86-98
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Hungarian