Born in Budapest, Hungary, Istvan immigrated to Canada in 1964 and has lived in Ottawa since 1989.
Since retiring in 2016, Istvan’s focus has been painting landscapes (oil and acrylic) and photography. The camera, helps him capture reference material and explore his emotional response to nature.
Istvan has taken courses at Ottawa School of Art, is a member of Arteast, has a small following and completed private commissions. When not painting or rambling with camera, Istvan enjoys learning about art. His favourites are the impressionists and expressionists from the 19th century, which influence his approach to his own work.