Endre Röder was born in Budapest and moved to Malta aged two. He will be 90 this year. Should we be surprised that he is producing work of this quality at such a mature age? Certainly not. Painting is a skill, and artists should improve as long as they stay curious.
The enigmatic women of Endre Roder have been beguiling art collectors across the world for 30 years. Now they have arrived at the Catto Gallery for the first time. Roder is a substantial painter with an international reputation, and his works are instantly recognisable.
Röder was born in Budapest in 1933, but moved to Malta aged two. As a teen, he developed his talent for draughtsmanship at the Malta School of Arts. He left for the UK in 1949, and continued his studies at Southsea, Portsmouth and the Sheffield College of Art, becoming a full time painter in 1988. Now in his late 80s, Endre Röder is still producing work of remarkable beauty.
Endre Röder's powerful paintings have been delighting art collectors across the world for over 50 years. Female subjects dominate his world. Röder's sensitive portraits are often exotic and bursting with colour. And the artist paints them with a flattened perspective that recalls some of his key influences – Balthus, Picasso, Modigliani and the German expressionists.