Endre Röder was born in Budapest in 1933. He grew up in Malta and moved to the UK in 1949. Röder first studied Architecture, however his love of painting overtook this former interest. Once qualified in fine art Röder spent several years teaching, sharing his passion for colour and vivid representation. Following this Röder became a postgraduate Art History lecturer at Sheffield University.
Röder’s paintings seem to infer fond memories of his childhood spent in Malta in conjunction with a deep understanding of his artistic and social roots in Hungary. His influences are broad, resulting in works which have a clear understanding of Western Art History whilst at the same time quietly evoking Eastern and South American art.
The beautiful women who are the subject of his work have a timeless quality; they combine a distinct contemporary beauty with classical grace. Both in terms of his exquisite painterly technique and an ability to enliven his figures Röder is possibly one of the finest painters working in Britain today.