Penguin family

Written by  2017.03.29.

The statue is situated in Lakatos residential estate of Pestszentlőrinc. The management of the district made it a priority at the construction of the estate to decorate the public places with statues of high standards.

Finally, 6 artworks were placed in the parks, one of them is the Penguin family made by Pál Borics. The 140 cm high pedestalled statue was made of limestone. Pál Borics sculptor was born in Sirok, Havas county, on 19 july 1908. He worked in the local quarry, then he learnt the craft and became a stone mason. He started his art education in 1934 in the School of Visual Arts. His statues are characterised by the respect for materials. His first exhibition was organized in 1949 in the National Saloon. He died on 4 november 1969. From 1938 until his death he lived in the region, his sepulchre made by his hands can be found in the cemetery of Pestszentlőrinc next ot the lower gate.