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Société Imaginaire
                
 
      
 





























    1933      Batuz was born on May 27, 1933, in Budapest, Hungary. He spent his childhood at the country estate of Matraderecske that belonged to the family for generations. The estate was administrated patriarchally and with total authority. He was educated and raised to be the only heir to this estate.  
     
  1944   Bautz' life changed abruptly when the front lines of World War II approached the area. The family looked for temporary refuge from the horrors of the war and moved westwards, never to return. The loss of the security of a privileged environment affected his later life and work.  
     
  1945   Escape from the front lines and the bombings was not far. The family in their escape underwent wandering, starvation, and refugee camps. The contact with people under these circumstances gave him another dimension of life.  
     
  1946   He worked hard to help to maintain the family. Batuz studied in spare hours and passed his examinations with honors.  
     
  1949   The family emigrated to Argentina. During a heart ailment that incapacitated him for a year, Batuz started to paint in a naturalistic style.  
     
  1950   Batuz was completely self-taught in art; an entirely autodidact. He also pursued studies in esthetics and philosophy. He shared wide humanistic interests with group of friends: Edgar Hell, Zoltan Szankay, J. Juszko and Arpád Falcione. His painting became more personal.  
     
  1957   The encounter with other painters (Fernhomberg, Capot, Pepe, and Ponomarenko) showed him the bohemian side of life. They undertook many excursions to paint in the country.  
     
  1961   Married Ute Mattel, granddaughter of the Austrian composer Anton von Webern. His father dies in the fall.  
     
  1963   First one-man show in Buenos Aires in the Galeria Lerner. Birth of first son, Sasa.  
     
  1964   Abandoned business and dedicated himself exclusively to painting. One-man show at the Associacion Estimulo Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires. Moved to Villa Gesell, a solitary place by the sea, where he spent eight years in complete dedication to his work. The bright and hard sunshine on this vast extension of sea and sand dunes together with the spaces from dark bushes, as a consequence to a preconceived notion, influenced his forms and colors. He turned more and more towards abstraction. This realization became the leitmotif for his entire lifework; the Interrelation of Forms.  
     
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