John Udvardy retired from a thirty-four year career teaching at the Rhode Island School of Design where he chaired the Foundation Studies program and taught three-dimensional design. A sculptor who seeks to make connections between natural and manmade forms, Udvardy collects and categorizes his objects in his studio in a way that indicates what an organized teacher he must have been. He was born in Ohio of Hungarian ancestry and received his BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art and MFA from the Yale School of Art. On scholarship, he traveled through Europe and North Africa. Udvardy has exhibited his sculpture in solo and group exhibitions at many American museums and galleries. Among other honors, he received RISD’s Gold Sophia Medallion in recognition of his teaching career.
Source: NetWorks 2011-2012 Catalogue
Artist’s website: johnudvardy.com