Ida Szigethy

Ida Szigethy was born 1933 in Vienna in an artistic family.At the Art Club Vienna, in the early 50’s she regularly meets the artistic Avantgarde. Her interest in literature strongly influenced her work.In 1955 Szigethy played in Peter Kubelka’s film „Mosaik im Vertrauen“ and in films by Ferry Radax. In 1960 she started to paint as an autodidact.From 1970 on she started to show her work in galleries and spaces, among others, at Forum Stadtpark, Graz (1972); Biennale of Naive Art, Zagreb (1973); Austrian Cultural Forum, Milan (2005);Belvedere 21, Vienna (2014), Albertina Modern; “The Beginning – Art in Austria, 1945-1980” Vienna (2020); Museo Civico d’Arte Antica, Palazzo Madama, Turin (2020). Her paintings are in the collection of, among others, the Albertina museum, Vienna; the Austrian Chancellery Vienna; Oesterreichische Postsparkassa Vienna; Barclays Bank, Paris, as well as in the collection of Friedensreich Hundertwasser in Venice. Among others, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Barbara Frischmuth, Gerhard Roth have written about her work.
Inaugurated: 7 March 2020