Teréz Gerszi was awarded a Knighthood of the Order of Oranje-Nassau for her comprehensive research on Netherlandish and Dutch drawings. His Excellency Ambassador Gajus Scheltema presented the distinction at a small gathering at the residence of the ambassador on Monday 5 December 2016.
Dr. Gerszi has been working for the Szépművészeti Múzeum in Budapest since 1951. Over her career she has curated thirty-three major exhibitions at the museum and at fellow-institutions abroad. Her latest exhibition The Age of Brueghel, Sixteenth-Century Netherlandish Drawings in the Museum of Fine Arts (Budapest, 2012) presented some of the most qualitative and important works from the collection of the Szépművészeti Múzeum. Among her many publications are the two catalogues on 16th and 17th century Dutch drawings. She is an Associate Member of CODART since 1998 and a member of the Committee of Art History of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and has received several awards in Hungary and abroad.
See also Teréz Gerzi’s curriculum vitae in our news item from 2007.