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Sculptor and medallist, born in Galgagyork, Hungary. He studied at State School of Arts and Crafts, Budapest, later privately under the great medallist Ede Talcs and in Rome from 1935–7, having won a travelling scholarship. Although he returned to Hungary, Nazi persecution forced him to leave and in 1938 he moved to England, setting up a studio in London. He was made a British subject in 1948, became an Art Workers’ Guild member and a fellow of RBS in 1961, retiring from it in 1978. Vincze exhibited at RA and widely abroad and his work is represented in national collections and museums around the world, including Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. His awards included a Premio Especial at the International Exhibition, Madrid, in 1951, a silver medal at the Paris Salon, 1964, and the first gold medal of the American Numismatic Association, 1966.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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