Oil on canvas
44" x 32" framed 36" x 24" visible
Signed lower left
ABOUT THE ARTIST: István Porubszky, commonly known as Ivan Porubszky and also Uncle Potyka, was a Hungarian-Canadian artist known for his landscape and nature paintings. A former freedom fighter during the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and a leading figure within the Kispest resistance, Porubszky emigrated to Canada in the late 1950s, returning to Hungary following a change of regime. According to his own story, he was the foreman of the Hungária Jacquard Weaving Factory at the outbreak of the revolution. On October 23, he refused to work and joined the demonstrators gathering in front of the Kispest Council House, who had been elected a member of the local Revolutionary Committee. (His chairman was Lajos Mikófalvy, a lawyer.) During his first armed campaign, he and his associates cut off the Soviet intelligence's Soroksári út line of communication. Their weapons were obtained from the police in Kispest. Later on, the Soviets were forced out of the small granite factory for a great fight. Several times they fought with the Soviet forces, including armored men, trying to fight the city center through Kispest. The poorly armed Kispest groups were not able to withstand the Soviet attack on November 4. Uncle Potyka was the first to fight for head and then thigh injuries. After carrying his wounds, he continued fighting with others until mid-November. He left the country on November 28 in Austria . He was treated with a wound infection in Linz, then in hospital in West Germany.
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Oil on Panel
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