Imre Zsido was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1950. After completing Electronics Technical School in 1968, he applied to the Hungarian National Art School to study art. Unfortunately, due to his family’s conflict with the communist state, he was not accepted into the school and any success seemed limited to him.
After completing two years of military service, he married his wife Livia in 1972. It was that year that they decided they would need to leave Hungary in order to pursue becoming a professional artist.
In 1973 they escaped communist Hungary to end up in an Italian Refugee Camp in the city of Latina, Southern Italy. Here they spent three months before being accepted to (West) Germany where they lived with relatives in Duisburg (northern Germany).
Imre worked as an electrician for a year and half until their son Zimmaron was born. In 1975 they immigrated to Melbourne, Australia. In 1979, they had a daughter, Sylvia, and have resided in Australia ever since.
Imre is a member of the Victorian Artist’s Society and received his first award at the “Dandenong Festival of Music and Art for Youth” in 1976. He has since received numerous awards and commendations throughout Australia, including receiving a personal letter from Sir William Dargie (Australia’s leading artist and art teacher). Throughout the years he has produced hundreds of drawings and has been commissioned to do numerous private pieces.
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