Laszlo Lukacs was born in Hungary in 1946 just north of Budapest. His father was a painter and consummate craftsman, so Laszlo was immersed in the world of art from birth. In 1956 the family left Hungary, and following two years in Italy, emigrated to Sydney.

 

Laszlo studied for three years at the National Art School in Darlinghurst, receiving a strong classical art education. In 1971, he moved to Perth and completed his art degree at WAIT (now Curtin University). After working as a silversmith for 10 years, Laszlo returned to full-time painting in the 1980s. 


Many of his works from this era are held in private and public collections, including Curtin University, The University of Western Australia, the Holmes à Court Collection, the Horn Collection and the Bunbury Regional Art Gallery.


In 1996, he moved to London where he exhibited annually, selling works to prestigious public and private international collections, including The Bank of  America, Goldman Sachs and Candy and Candy. He returned to Perth in 2010.  


As an artist Laszlo describes himself as ‘multilingual’, enjoying painting in a number of different visual languages and mediums, as well as creating bas-relief and free-standing sculptures.