Charles Sucsan was born in Paris, France to Hungarian parents. The artist studied ceramics and sculpture in Paris, apprenticing at the studio of Florencio Fernandez, a master ceramist and close friend to Pablo Picasso. Sucsan studied drawing and painting at L’Ecole Municipal de Paris from 1951-1952. In 1952 the artist moved to Montreal, Quebec to pursue a career in the arts. Sucsan started working with a furniture design company when he arrived in Montreal. In 1958 the artist opened his own studio and produced several award-winning decorative objects. Charles Sucsan is a multi-disciplinary artist, working across mediums; producing paintings, ceramics, murals and sculpture. From 1960 to 1975 the artist received a number of commissions to create several large public and private murals in Montreal and Quebec.
Charles Sucsan translates his unique vision of the world on to the canvas using a hybrid of graffiti-style painting where figures dance along the surface with exuberance, expressions ripe with colour, a world created by the artist that is poetic and beautiful.
Solo and Group Exhibitions:
1961: Ecole St. Maurice de Duvernay, Laval, QC, Group exhibition: Alleyn, Cosgrove, Fortin, Gagnon, Huot, Gerome, Leduc, Masson, Pellan, Richard, Roberts, Rousseau, Attie and Sucsan.
1974: Artist’s studio in Morin Heights, Quebec.
1977: Galerie George D’Or, Longueuil, QC.
1981: Musee des Beaux- Arts in Budapest, Hungary.
1993: Centre Culturelle, Val D’Or, QC.
1994: Festival Art Fiesta, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, U.S.
1995: Galerie Koncz, Hungary.
1998: Galerie Mage, Longueuil, QC.
1998: Salon des Metiers d’Art, Montreal
2002: Chicago exhibiton, U.S.
2005: Charles Sucsan Paintings, Longueuil, Quebec.
2010: Gallery of the Cathedral, Quebec.
2011: Toronto Art Expo, participated in two shows at Toronto Convention Center.
2015: Received the medal de L’Assemblee Nationale du Quebec.
2017: Vercheres studio, Quebec
2018: Red Dot Art Fair, Miami, Art Expo, New York.
2019: Gabriel Fine Art, London, England.
2020: World Within Worlds, Quebec Government Offices, London, England.
His work is included in many private and public collections around the world. His greatest personal achievements include being a medalist at The Academic Society of Paris Arts-Sciences-Lettres and his participation in the UNESCO’s Hope and Optimism portfolio.