Istvan Herold studied sculpture at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in Budapest in the 1970s. Since 1982, he has been living in Austria. Since the turn of the millennium, he has been (again) working as an artist and has appeared as a draftsman as well as a sculptor. Initial exhibitions soon followed, as in the UNO City and the Cathedral and Diocesan Museum in Vienna. In 2007, his “John the Baptist” was presented to Pope Benedict XVI, and in the same year, his first solo exhibition displayed more than forty sculptures and more than one hundred select drawings.
Since then, the artist’s work has continued to grow, and he is included in exhibitions with great regularity. Herold’s sculptures concentrate on the vulnerable human body that conceals a vulnerable soul – an artistic look at the fragility of human nature.