The graphic artist, born in Budapest, graduated in Szeged, started working as a graphic designer at Kner in Békéscsaba, which was a 13-year miracle for him to work in one of the most modern printing houses in Europe.
From 1986 he was admitted to the Hungarian Art Foundation, which was a curiosity for his 28 years of age. János Kass multiple state awarded graphic artist became his mentor.
At the beginning of the nineties, the possibilities of graphic designers changed with the privatization, so he had to make a big decision. He drove to Switzerland with 10 paintings in his car to start an exhibition. The exhibition was a huge success. He then gave up the applied graphics job and began to concentrate on his own pictures and exhibitions as a freelance artist. He became his own manager as well – of course, with a lot of help in organizing, and his wife at home in Békés with the small children provided him with a secure family background.
The life situation was not easy, but he didn’t regret it, because the awards came slowly, the successes were:
In 1996, Hungarian President Árpád Göncz presented a painting by Püski to Queen Beatrix, when her Majesty visited Hungary, and in 2000 the Secretary General of NATO, Sir George Robertson, received Püski’s work by dr. Ferenc Somogyi (President of the Hungarian Atlantic Council) when he visited Hungary. In 1997, Sándor Püski represented Hungary at Neubiberg’s ten best painters in Central and Eastern Europe. His pictures were in the exhibition halls of the world’s largest cities.
In November 2013, a new turn changed the life of his family: his son lost his sight in a car accident where he was innocent. After that, the work was hard to go, and the quiting was also discussed. However, at the request of his son, he finished the painting series which he has been working on, and it even became an album.
In September 2017, the artist traveled to the Pope with his son to give him one of his paintings. Title of the picture: Soli Deo gloria (Only God has the glory, or God above all). His blind son inspired the painting after one of their night-time conversations: The Pope took the picture, so the work of Sándor Püski came into the company of immortal artists on the wall of the Vatican Gallery.
Since this great moment, new-themed, thought-provoking creations have been born that fill people’s hearts with love, happiness, hope, and forget the dread and fear.