Hungarian-Canadian, 1913-2008

Portrait of Shimano, 1961

overall: 13.3 x 24.5 x 10 cm
Gift of the artist, 2001
Born in Hungary, Dora de Pédery-Hunt received a Master of Fine Arts at the Royal School for Applied Art, Budapest. She immigrated to Canada in 1948 and settled in Toronto where she practiced sculpture in a variety of mediums including clay, wood, bronze and plastics. De Pédery-Hunt was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1976, and created the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II featured on the face of all Canadian coinage beginning in 1990. She lectured internationally for galleries and other groups and taught for many years at the Ontario College of Art. Her work is held in numerous public collections worldwide, including the National Gallery of Canada, the British Museum and the Smithsonian Institute.