About Gabor L. Nagy Fine Art

About Gabor L. Nagy

Gabor was born in Hungary in 1945. He was educated in Canada, graduating in 1974 with a degree in regional planning from the University of Alberta. His interest in art led him to continue his education through workshops and courses in design, drawing and painting.

Gabor began to paint seriously in 1968. His work evolved through the media of watercolour, gouache, acrylics and, eventually, oils. Nagy believes art is a way of life that one must evolve into. It is an accumulative body of knowledge with roots that are deeply imbedded in the past. It is therefore important to keep in touch with the international art world by reading, visiting exhibitions and retrospectives abroad.

He has always been extremely interested in reflective surfaces: a still life on a shiny table top; a street scene just after a summer shower. He visits water gardens in North America and Hawaii regularly to conduct his research into colour and light through the media of painting and photography. Photography is an important part of his work because it allows him to capture fleeting moments in nature in order to expand on them through painting.

Gabor’s paintings are not regional, they represent universal subject matter, therefore they can be found around the world in private, public and corporate collections.

Canada, United States, Venezuela, Great Britain, China and Japan are some of the countries where his works found a home.


Gabor usually celebrates a successful and creative year by generous donations to the performing arts and to children’s hospitals of Alberta. He feels very fortunate to be able to to give back to his community.


Gabor L. Nagy is represented by the following galleries:
  • Art Gallery of Alberta – Rental and Sales Gallery
  • Galerie d’Art Au P’tit Bonheur
  • Masters Gallery Ltd.
  • Mayberry Fine Art
  • Scott Gallery
  • Winchester Galleries

Selected Exhibitions

Masters Gallery Ltd. Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Several Solo Exhibitions)

Bau – Xi Gallery Vancouver, Alberta, Canada (Several Solo Exhibitions)

Kinsman Robinson Gallery Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Several Solo Exhibitions)

West End Gallery Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (Several Solo Exhibitions)

Wallace Galleries Ltd. Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Several Solo Exhibitions)

La Galerie d’art Yvon Desgagn├ęs Baie Saint Paul, Quebec, Canada (Several Solo Exhibitions)

Studio Watch Edmonton Art Gallery Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (Several Solo Exhibitions)

Art in Bloom Edmonton Art Gallery Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Gulf Canada Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Nani Mau Gardens Hilo, Hawaii

Muttart Gallery Alberta Art Foundation, “Marks of Distinction”

Selected Collections

  • Canada Art Bank
  • Alberta Foundation for the Arts
  • Alberta House
  • Hong Kong
  • Caracas
  • Venezuela
  • University of Alberta
  • Grant MacEwan College
  • Telus
  • Esso Resources
  • Alberta Treasury Branch
  • Bank of Montreal
  • Royal Bank
  • Superior Propane
  • Toronto
  • Royal Alexandra Hospital
  • Edmonton
  • Calgary Children’s Hospital
  • Canadian Utilies
  • Edmonton
  • Cold Lake Regional Hospital
  • R. Angus
  • Elizabeth J. Harrison, Q.C.
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