Judit Reigl was born in 1923 in Hungary and emigrated to France in 1950 to escape the Communist rule, which did not allow her the artistic freedom needed.
Four years after she arrived in Paris, in 1954 the Hungarian-born painter, Simon Hantai took André Breton. "Let me introduce you to a painter Judit Reigl. A woman whom Surrealism enabled to become a genius." These were the words with which a friend introduced the artist to André Breton, in 1954. Breton was right when he prophesied she would "be able to do great things. " Judit Reigl's work is an outstanding chapter in the history of post-war European painting. Her honesty and unflinching courage make her an original, perhaps unique, figure in art. The creative energy of the works now presented impress the viewer with the same force and freshness as half a century ago when they were made- with which they testify that real art is timeless and always topical. It is a true honour for the Kalman Maklary fine Arts to be able to show these works in Hungary.
This publication introduces Judit Reigl's art in the 1950s.