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Born: 1958; Szamosszeg, Hungary
Gyula Siska is known worldwide for his expertise in Daguerreotypias and restoration of old photographs. He attended and graduated from the High School for the Arts and moved on to the Academy of Fine Arts studying painting and restoration.
His favorite theme is still lifes, and his highly detailed florals are reminiscent of antique photographs and are painstakingly exact in their detail of each petal and leaf. Viewers of his paintings are often tempted to wipe away the realistic drops of water placed in his paintings prior to the realization that they are in fact a part of the painting.
Siska has made a name for himself in Europe and America as both a painter and a restoration expert. When the Pope visited Budapest, Siska and a sculpture created a circular copy of the famous Turino Shroud.
London, Paris, and Vienna.