Agathe Sorel

| Great Britain |

Born in Budapest in 1935.

Studied stage design, murals, frescoes and mosaic techniques at the Academy of Applied Art, moving in 1955 to the Institute of Fine Arts to paint. Fled to England after the Hungarian Revolution. Studied printmaking at Camberwell School of Art, London. Winning the Gulbenkian scholarship in 1958 enabled Sorel to study with the famous engraver S.W. Hayter at the Atelier 17 in Paris. This experience has influenced her entire career and in 1966-67 she was awarded a Churchill fellowship to work in the United States and Mexico. There she became interested in the possibilities of working with transparent materials like Perspex, combining the properties of line engraving with three dimensional form, following experiments of Naum Gabo and Lászlo Moholy-Nagy.
The artist’s work is represented in 43 museums and public collections worldwide including the Tate Gallery and the British Museum.

We present artwork signed by Agathe from the series of works by Sorel and included in the collection of MoCA:
Verdict 3, 1964, engraving, etching, a.p., 65×49,5cm

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