The Pastel Society

Founded London England 1898

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Featured Artist

Victor Ambrus
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'Chef with Pheasant'
by Victor Ambrus




Born in Budapest, Hungary Victor has spent his lifetime drawing, having illustrated over 250 books.

His main interest is drawing the human figure and animals from life. The mediums Victor uses are pastel pencil, carbon pencil and watercolour.

To read in full about Victor's amazing career please go to and also to 




St Imre Cistercian College, Budapest 1945 -53

Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest 1953 - 1956

Royal College of Art/Royal Scholar 1957 - 1960 (A.R.C.A. 1960)




Fellow of the Royal Society Arts 1977 (F.R.C.A.)

Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Painters Etchers 1973 (R.E.)

Elected Member of The Pastel Society 1993 (P.S.)

Vice President of The Pastel Society 1995 - 1998 (P.P.V.P.S.)

Hon. Fellow Society of Graphic Fine Art 2010 (Hon. S.G.F.A.)




Kate Greenaway Gold Medal for Illustration - 1965

Kate Greenaway Gold Medal for Illustration - 1975

Daler Rowney Prize - 1993

World Wildlife Fund Prize, Society of Wildlife Artists - 1993

The Royal Academy of Arts, Arts Club Drawing Prize -1996


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