János Várkonyi was born on September 23, 1947 in Békéscsaba. In 1971 he graduated from the Szeged Teacher Training Drawing School. In his lyric, figurative works romance and irony can be discovered. He is regularly on national and foreign exhibitions. Since 1982 he has been a member of the National Association of Hungarian Artists and the Arts Association of Békés. He is an active participant of Csuta Békés and the Ludvig International Artists Colony of Nagykanizsa. She also produces book illustrations and graphics, besides tabloid pictures. Major Awards: 1986. Bertalan Székely Award, 2001 for the City of Békéscsaba His paintings can be found in private collections abroad (Austria, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Switzerland). He has participated in several individual and group exhibitions in Hungary.