Exhibition: Huszar van De Stijl

May 2017 / January 2018
City Museum, Harderwijk, The Netherlands

In 2017 The Netherlands celebrates 100 Years of De Stijl, from Mondriaan to Dutch design.

The beautiful Dutch city of Harderwijk is hosting a retrospective of work by visual artist Vilmos Huszár

(Budapest 1884 – Harderwijk 1960) at the City Museum. From the thirties until his death Huszar lived and worked in the village of Hierden, not far from Harderwijk.

In 1917 Vilmos Huszar played a major part in the formation of De Stijl (‘the style’) movement, along with Theo van Doesburg, Bart van der Leck, Gerrit Rietveld, Georges Vantongerloo and Piet Mondriaan.

A few years after the De Stijl was founded, Huszar left and went his own way. Huszár developed into a distinctive painter, draftsman, graphic designer, advertising designer and industrial designer.

Alongside works from private collections, the art collection of the council of Harderwijk and the collections of some museums, including the City Museum of Harderwijk. the exhibition showcases a large number of privately owned paintings have never been exhibited before.


Stilleven met glazen kan en glazen schaal met rood fruit, circa 1957. Oil paint on canvas. Private collection

Vaas met bloemen, 1959, oil paint on panel. Collection council of Harderwijk

Zelfportret Vilmos Huszár, 1960, oil paint on canvas. Private collection. Huszár made this painting in the spring or summer of 1960. This was his last self-portrait