A graduate of the Parsons School of Design in New York City in 1975, Victor Juhasz began illustrating in 1974 for The New York Times while still a student. His illustrations have been commissioned by major magazines, newspapers, advertising agencies, and book publishers, both national and international. Juhasz is also well-known for his drawings and paintings of military scenes, and wounded soldiers and Marines (for more information on the exhibit showing this material please view the exhibition page Victor Juhasz – Afghanistan and Beyond , as well as his award-winning children’s book illustrations.
Our selection of Juhasz’ children’s book illustrations on exhibit includes original artwork from D Is For Democracy: A Citizen’s Alphabet, and Everyone Counts, both authored by Elissa Grodin and other award-winning books R Is For Rhyme, H Is For Honor: A Military Family Alphabet, Z Is For Zeus and G Is For Gladiator: An Ancient Roman Alphabet. Additionally, on display are pages from his recently completed book, Hot Dog! published by Sleeping Bear Press, about the famous hot dog barbecue hosted by Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt for the King and Queen of England in 1939.
A Book Signing is set for Sunday, March 20 from 2-3 p.m to be followed by a Reception from 3-5 p.m. in the Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery.
School tours can be scheduled throughout the show; however, Victor Juhasz will be in residence at the museum and available to meet with student groups from Monday, March 21 through Friday, March 25 (admission for teachers and students is free as well as Active Military and Veterans and their families with military ID). Group tour reservations are required and can be scheduled with the museum’s Education Department, please call 307.672.3173 or email Museum Educator Dr. Ariel Downing.
A Gallery Talk presented by Victor Juhasz is scheduled for Thursday, March 24 at 7 PM in the Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery.
This exhibition is funded in part by the Homer A. & Mildred S. Scott Foundation.
Victor Juhasz was born on February 19, 1954 in Newark, New Jersey. He became interested in drawing as a child, although his vocation as an illustrator was not fully developed until high school. He graduated from the Parsons School of Design in NYC in 1975. His humorous caricatures and illustrations have been commissioned by leading magazines, advertising agencies, and book publishers, such as Time, Inc., Newsweek, Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, Esquire, Golf Magazine, Oxford University Press, Harper Collins, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide, Proctor & Gamble and many others, both national and international.
While caricature and humorous illustration comprise the main body of his work, his love of drawing has allowed him to cross over to other aspects of the profession. His work as a court-room artist for ABC-TV included the arraignment of the notorious Son of Sam, and, for The Washington Post, the trial of John Hinckley for the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan.
Victor Juhasz has been associated with the United States military for a number of years. He has traveled as part of a Troops First Foundation tours of bases in Kuwait and Iraq in late 2008 and 2010, drawing soldiers and Marines, and sending the originals home to family members in time for Christmas.
Juhasz is a member of the USAF Art Program in conjunction with the Society of Illustrators, and his work is part of the permanent collection of the USAF in the Pentagon. His assignments have included documenting training of Special Ops Combat Control and ParaRescue Jumper units, through drawings and paintings. In early 2011 he began collaborating with The Joe Bonham Project, started by combat artist and former Marine, Michael D. Fay, drawing and painting wounded soldiers and Marines at Bethesda Naval Hospital (now Walter Reed), and McGuire Hospital in Richmond, VA, as part of a documentation of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Victor also illustrates children’s books, many of which are critically acclaimed, including D Is For Democracy: A Citizen’s Alphabet, and Everyone Counts, both authored by Elissa Grodin. Other award-winning books include R Is For Rhyme, H Is For Honor: A Military Family Alphabet, Z Is For Zeus and G Is For Gladiator: An Ancient Roman Alphabet. Additionally, he has completed work on the book, Hot Dog! for Sleeping Bear Press, about the famous hot dog barbeque hosted by Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt for the King and Queen of England in 1939.
Victor serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Board of the Society of Illustrators in New York City, has appeared in numerous exhibitions, including a Members’ Gallery solo exhibit in February, 2010, and the USAF Biennial Exhibits, and has been the recipient of numerous awards and citations for his illustrations, including a silver medal from the Society in 2010, the Arthur William Brown Award in 2012 for his work documenting and bringing greater attention for our troops in harm’s way, in particular the returning wounded, and in January 2013, a gold medal and the prestigious Hamilton King award for his embed work in Afghanistan.
To view more of his work please go to his website.