Zoltan Galos

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Biography of Zoltan Galos

Born in eastern Austria, close to the border of Hungary, he witnessed as a boy the horrors of a nation’s brutal suppression, erupting in the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. He finished his education in art and architecture in Vienna, married and sailed for Africa, an adventure that followed his childhood dreams. He had drawn African animals for his art classes, but the time had come to see them in their natural habitat.
Meeting a varied facet of people and cultures, working as a draughtsman in an Engineering office, as an architect for a cultural centre, as a coordinator with professionals and craftsmen, he made good use of his language skills travelling throughout Southern Africa. During a trip to Lesotho, a native artist showed him rock paintings with their stark palimpsest outlines and typified movements of animals and humans. It made a lasting impression on him and influenced his artistic work.
His vast collection of drawings and slides had been lost during a change of domicile, but further studies about the art of the San people reawakened his dormant artistic longing for expression, filling sketchbooks with drawings and notebooks with prose.
While revisiting the capitals of Europe, he sensed the bond of art being without borders and free, reaching out across continents into the world. During a visit to Greece, he became accepted into a circle of poets and encouraged to further his writing. In South Africa he joined writing and poetry workshops that lead to opened up the floodgates of his creativity.
He decided to travel through Greece and visit its sites of antiquity, read up on Classical mythology and to enjoy translations of Greek poetry and prose.

Zoltan Galos's Works:

Educating Pizzy, Red Lead Press.
The Informer, Trafford Publishing.
Spleen of Love, Trafford Publishing.
The Greek Muse, Strategic Book Group.

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Arcadia

My Vito's cool metallic body
Feels empty
As I stretch the last drops
Of an excellent ouzo
Nursing a stealthy late night's
Excitement
Pincers of austerity cut those
Hardest who least deserve it -
Poets and paupers artists and animals.

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