Dora de Pedery-Hunt

Sculptor, Designer



Born in Budapest, Hungary, Dora de Pédery-Hunt studied at the Royal School for Applied Art, Budapest, 1937-43, where she graduated with her Master of Fine Arts, winning numerous scholarships and prizes. She came to Canada in 1948 and settled in Toronto where she has done sculpture and design. Her sculpture is realistic but simplified. She has worked in a variety of mediums including clay, wood, bronze and plastics. Her commissions include medals, coins, graphics, illustrations, Christmas cards. Everyday we carry a piece of Canadiana created by Dora de Pédery-Hunt in the form of Canadian coinage bearing the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. She completed works for the Chapels of Notre Dame Academy at Waterdown, Ontario, and the Northern Commercial and Technical School, Toronto. She has lectured internationally for galleries and other groups and taught for many years at the Ontario College of Art.Two of her portraits of Dr. Frances Loring are in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada, one of artificial stone, the other of bronze.


Queen Elizabeth II
on the Canadian coin


The poet’s plaque at the George Faludy
Memorial Park, Toronto


AE uniface plaque
'Rudolf Nureyev'

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