|___Born in Konyar, Hungary in 1920, Alfred Tibor was
subjected to the full brunt of Nazi brutality. Enslaved
by the Germans, then later taken prisoner
by the Russians, he survived the inhumanity
of the prison camps through his strong
will and determination.
___Returning to Budapest in 1947, he
discovered that virtually all his family had
been obliterated. Then, in 1956, still chafing
under communist rule, Tibor elected to escape
to the West with his wife and two children. A
year later, they arrived penniless but free
in the United States.
___For the next 18 years, Tibor worked to raise
his family and achieve a modicum of financial security. Finally in 1974,
freed from many of his prior financial responsibilities and secure in an art
management position with a large retail company, he was finally able to turn
his attention to other artistic interests.
___Tibor’s talents have proved varied as well as prolific. Working in marble,
alabaster, bronze, and cold cast bronze, he has created a variety of inspiring
sculptures and nearly 500 pieces are in private collections all over the world.
___“As a international known sculptor, I find I am often asked who or
what most influenced my style and subject selection. The true answer is I
am self-taught in this regard from my first-hand experience during
World War II and being witness to its aftermath. There is no
greater instructor than life.”