The IGNCA and the Department of Culture, Govt. of India and the Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre jointly organised an exhibition (20th July – 14th August, 2000 at Lalit Kala Akademy, New Delhi) to commemorate the lifetime devotion of mother and daughter, Elizabeth Sass Brunner and Elizabeth Brunner towards their paintings. The Exhibition was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Minister of Tourism and Culture, Shri Ananth Kumar and was graced by the presence of the great artist, Elizabeth Brunner.

Elizabeth Sass Brunner and her daughter Elizabeth Brunner came to India in 1930 from Hungary. They travelled extensively and became aware of the deep thinking that was manifested in the masterpieces of Hindu and Buddhist art, besides being impressed by the magnificent and varied phenomena of nature which is reflected in their paintings. The Brunners were charmed by India, its people, their way of life. They came to India in an era when great people lived and worked for freedom and promoted love and peace among mankind. During their long stay, the Brunners roamed the vast world of India, reaffirming peace and harmony. Indian thought and philosophy left a deep impression on them, which is clearly expressed in their work.

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