April 10, 2012

Local Artist Donates Impressionist Facsimile Painting Of Monet Rouen Cathedral

Rancho Palos Verdes resident Laszlo Gyermek, M.D. has donated an impressionist facsimile painting from his series of 30 Monet Rouen Cathedrals to Marymount College.

For more than 40 years, anesthesiologist and devout painter, Dr. Gyermek has painted a collection of facsimiles of artists such as Monet, Pisarro, Manet, Van Gogh and of old masters including Raphael, Philippino Lippi and Vermeer. His work have been displayed at Palos Verdes area libraries and featured in the Palos Verdes Peninsula News.

“The college is honored to be the beneficiary of such a beautiful painting,” said Michael Brophy, PhD., president of Marymount College. Dr. Gyermek’s collection of Monet Cathedrals reflects his enthusiasm and admiration of the original work by Monet.”

The painting is displayed at Marymount College’s Waterfront Campus at 222 W. Sixth St., San Pedro.

About the Artist

Laslo Gyermek, M.D., is Hungarian by birth. He is an anesthesiologist and medical researcher and presently a Professor Emeritus at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, Although he had no formal education in painting, he grew up in a family of several artists who encouraged him to become a painter. For more than 40 years he has been actively copying art and has amassed a large collection of watercolors and oils that resemble the works of post- impressionism painters and the old masters.

“I have been replicating art as well as exhibiting my own oils and watercolors that have won prizes at physician-artist exhibits,” said Dr. Gyermek. “I have found the process of creating facsimiles of great works of art requires time, artistic talent and focused effort in the study of the originals. I have always been fascinated by expressions of light, colors and forms.”

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