Judith Révész

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Vase with elongated wall and spreading neck covered with gray-red glaze by Judith Laqueur-Revesz, 1952

Judith Magdalena Laqueur-Revesz (July 15, 1915 – April 17, 2018) was a Hungarian-Dutch potter and sculptor.[1]

Life and work[edit]

Revesz was born in Budapest in July 1915, the daughter of psychologist Géza Révész (psychologist) and art historian Alexander Magda. In 1920 she moved with her parents from Hungary to the Netherlands. She rejected the Dutch art education,[2] and received a private education (1934-1937) at the School of Applied Arts in Budapest by sculptor Mark Vedres.[3]

In 1938 Revesz became a freelance potter in Amsterdam. She was in close contact with Bert Nienhuis and Luigi de Lerma. She made especially earthenware utensils and ceramics small plastic, often inspired by Hungarian folk art. She made portraits, which were cast in bronze. She married in 1941 with the attorney from Germany Henric Jochem Willem Ernst (Hein) Laqueur (1914-1990) and had a son and a daughter. In 1957 the family moved to The Hague. She exhibited regularly since 1938, including in 1959/1960 in a duo exhibition with Maurits Cornelis Escher at the Utrecht Society Kunstliefde.

The retreat l'Elefante Felice of Prince Bernhard in Porto Ercole Révész in 1960 made a tile picture of an elephant. After the demolition of the villa in 2012, the work returned to the Netherlands and was donated to the Dutch Tile Museum.[4] Révész came from Italy on the re-disclosure in Otterlo. Révész died in April 2018 at the age of 102.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Biographical data at the Netherlands Institute for Art History.
  2. ^ Révész, Judith at capriolus.nl
  3. ^ Groot, M.H. (2007), Vrouwen in de vormgeving in Nederland. Rotterdam: Uitgeverij 010. ISBN 9789064505218
  4. ^ EDE TV, "De gelukkige olifant" op YouTube, Mooi zo Special, 6 januari 2014
  5. ^ Capriolus: Révész, Judith

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