1933 - 1988

Ernő Szegedi was born in Hungary on 5 April 1933. He lost his right hand as a child but he studied at Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts 1953-1956, under Kisfaludi Zsigmond Strobl (1884-1975). On the civil uprising in his home country in 1956, he came to England and was a student at Royal College of Arts in London, from where he graduated. A sculptor who made nearly seventy busts and several life sized children's sculptures and whose statues were regularly featured at the Royal Academy's summer exhibitions 1963-1980. He died at The Old School, Crowfield, near Ipswich on 16 February 1988.