Victor Ambrus – Painting

Victor Ambrus has led an eventful life – back in 1956, he took part in the Hungarian Uprising.

After escaping from a building with his fellow students when it came under fire from the Soviets, he eventually decided to leave his native Hungary and moved to England. After arriving in London, he continued his artistic dream and began to study at the Royal College of Art.

Whilst studying Victor embarked upon his first job as an illustrator, at just 20 years old. This first   assignment was to illustrate the History of Britain for the Reader’s Digest. This started his career as a historical illustrator, which has led to him illustrating almost 300 books. He was also the resident artist for the archaeology series “Time Team”. Today Victor is well known as a painter of exquisite portraits as well as being an inspiring teacher for many local artists.

All my work is drawn from life and I enjoy drawing a variety of subjects – humans, dogs, horses, wildlife and historical subjects.