Ibolya M. Kovács, my kindergarden teacher was my painting teacher alongside my father who was a very talented man and could do wonders with his pencil. I had a well-known art teacher, Antal Biczó at primary school (he is only a namesake) whom I can thank for my development. I attended an art course where we made mostly linoleum-engraving. At upper school I participated in numerous national and international drawing competitions. As I became more skillful my creations were awarded more frequently.
My enthusiasm for game species and wildlife management influenced my choice regarding my study plans. I attended hunter-breeder class at Hermann Ottó Agricultural Technical School in Szombathely in autumn of 1988. In my final year 1992 I won the National Professional Competition. I graduated as an agricultural engineer at University of Mosonmagyaróvár. In autumn of 1998 after military service, my childhood dream came true. I would be able to listen to the rut of red deers as a professional hunter in Somogy county’s Bélavár forest. I also have a degree in wildlife management which I got at University of Gödöllő in 2001 alongside my job. In the same year I went back to my birth village beacuase of an illness and I got married soon after.
I first met glass engraving during my years in Mosonmagyaróvár. The then superiors of Lábod Wildlife Management (Galamb Gábor Jr. and Galamb Gábor Sr.) and my bone-sculptor friend Bencze László Sr. encouraged me to start going to national (FeHoVa, local and national hunting days) and international (Dortmund) exhibitions. I focused on creative work for years. From 2006 as the gamekeeper of the local hunting organisation I managed the wildlife management’s professional work and I was elected as a vice mayor, too. My son Barnabás was born in April 2009. I was elected as the mayor of Perenye in October 2010. In the last 4 years I have been very busy doing official tasks therefore I have had little time for engraving.
I have been doing engraving as my main job again since October 2014. Besides this work I also would like to exploit my ethology and professional knowledge in photograpy as a nature-photographer. I think my 10-year hunting experienc ensures that my engraved nature scenes, portraits and gift ideas are all unique, authentic as well as inspired.
I hope my passion for nature, especially for wild species and hunting, will be a fertile soil to create work which makes people happy and will also inflame their ancient passion for nature and nature-close lifestyles.
With hunter’s greeting faithfully yours,
Barnabás BiczóBack home