| Staff

The Gallery’s high level of professionalism is guaranteed by the knowledge and experience of its staff. Four art historians, as well as an art appraiser, and financial, export-import and marketing experts are ready to assist you.

Several decades of experience, more than ten thousand Hungarian pictures sold, and a number of exclusive exhibitions have earned national and international recognition among buyers and sellers.

István Törő
owner, managing director
Dr. Judit Virág
art-historian
Anna Kelen
Art-historian
Anita Kalmár
Painting appraiser
Gábor Kaszás
art-historian
Zsófia Nemes
manager of the gallery
Ivett Török
painting and art appraiser
Magdolna Hársfalvi
art-historian
Csaba Varga
logistics
Léna Földes
painting appraiser
István Törő  | owner, managing director

István Törő

owner, managing director

The co-owner of the Gallery graduated at the Loránd Eötvös University in Budapest majoring in literature, history and Finno-Ugric. His special field is numismatics and the Zsolnay ceramics.
He speaks German and English.

Dr. Judit Virág | art-historian

Dr. Judit Virág

art-historian

She graduated at the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest majoring in art history and French, and worked as a museologist for the Kiscelli museum of the Budapest History Museum. Since 1988, she has been playing an active role on the reviving Hungarian art and auction market and lead several auctions. She has a PhD in art history, and is a judicial appraiser. Her special field is 19th and 20th century Hungarian painting.
She speaks French, Russian and English.

Anita Kalmár | Painting appraiser

Anita Kalmár

painting appraiser

Area of responsibility: receiving paintings, carrying out background studies, providing information on auctions and exhibitions, thematic organisation of virtual exhibitions, giving guided tours, expert advice on restoration and framing, custom frame-design.

Anna Kelen | Art history student

Anna Kelen

art-historian

She graduated at the University of ELTE, majoring in art-history, sociology and politology. Area of responsibilities: communication with clients, accepting paintings, carrying out background research, providing information on auctions and exhibitions.
Languages: English, Spanish

Gábor Kaszás | art-historian

Gábor Kaszás

art-historian

Gábor graduated at the University of ELTE, in the department of art history and aesthetics. Area of responsibility: Receiving paintings, carrying out background art history studies, authenticity assessment.
Language: English

Zsófia Nemes | manager of the gallery

Zsófia Nemes

manager of the gallery

Zsófia studied at the University of Sunderland majoring in business studies, marketing and advertisement manager. She is a certified accountant.
Area of responsibility: Organisation of auctions and exhibitions, preparation of catalogues, maintaining relations with graphic studios and printers, web editing, international relations, PR and marketing activities, dealing with export-import and banking matters, tasks related to the daily operation of the Gallery.
Languages: English, German

Ivett Török | painting and art appraiser

Ivett Török

painting and art appraiser

Area of responsibility: Zsolnay expert, finance, receiving and describing Zsolnay objects, monitoring the market of foreign action houses, handling cash, preparation of the accounts.
Languages: English, German

Csaba Varga | logistics

Csaba Varga

logistics

Area of responsibility: Installation of exhibitions, transportation, handling information on auctions and exhibitions.

Magdolna Hársfalvi | art-historian

Magdolna Hársfalvi

art-historian

Magdi graduated from Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest, majoring in Art-history and American studies. With the help of academic scholarships, she has studied at the Univesity of Turku and Bard College.

Area of responsibility: carrying out art historical background research, receiving paintings, providing information on auctions and exhibitions, handling of the photo archive.

Languages: English, Italian

Léna Földes

Léna Földes

painting appraiser

Léna graduated from Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest, majoring in Hungarian Literature and Grammar and Film Studies.

Area of responsibilities: assistance of the clientele, receiving paintings, providing information on auctions and exhibitions, handling of the photo archive.

Languages: english, french

E-mail: info@viragjuditgaleria.hu
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