Tövisváry Olga

1926 - 2005

Hungarian graphic designer. She attended the Academy of Applied Arts between 1945 and 1948, after which she also went to the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts from 1949 until 1951. Her masters were such important poster artists as György Konecsni and István Köpeczi-Bócz. She created posters for MAHIR (Hungarian National Advertising Company), MOKÉP (Motion Picture Distribution Company), and was often commissioned by the Ministry of Agriculture, among others. Besides designing movie posters, brochures and emblems, she was responsible for the graphics of the foreign exhibitions of Hungexpo, the biggest Hungarian exhibition organizer company. In the 1960s she enjoyed using many different techniques, such as photomontage, paper cut-out or line-drawing, inspired by the Neo Art Nouveau or Pop Art styles. Several ones of her movie posters from the end of the 1950s, and the 1960s-1970s are less known, but real masterpieces.