Comic art by Georgeta Pusztai

Irina Georgeta Pusztai is a Romanian graphic artist and book illustrator. She was born in Bucarest in 1949 and graduated from the Nicolae Grigorescu Institute of Plastic Arts in 1974. Since then, she has worked as a graphic artist and cover illustrator, especially for the publishing house Meridiane. She was asked by writer and architect Kos Karoly (1883-1977) to make a comic adaptation of his historical novel 'Varju Nemzetseg' ("The Varjú Kin", 1925), which follows three generations of an impoverished clan. Pusztai's adaptation was published in 1976 by Ion Creangă and it remains the artist's sole comic to date, with the exception of some small strips in commission.

Pusztai and her husband emigrated to Switzerland in 1981, and settled in Montréal, Canada, three years later. She has continued to work as an artist for advertisements and books, including five volumes of the 'Famous Fables Treasury' by Jane Brierley for Tormont Publications in 1998. Her work has been regularly featured in the New York graphic art magazine Graphis. Her paintings have been regularly exhibited in Europe and Canada. Some of her works are part of the permanent collection of the Romanian National Museum of Arts, and others are in private collections in Germany, France, Belgium, Sweden, the USA and Canada.

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