I am my kids'
"I have a terrible need of dare I say the
Then I go out at night and paint the stars"
Vincent Van Gogh, Arles,
Kara Szathmary was born in 1946 in the
Hartz Mountains of West Germany, of Hungarian parents, and immigrated to
Canada in 1951.
We holds a Majors BSc in Physics and Mathematics
from McMaster University (1970), an MSc in Astrophysics from the University
of Western Ontario (1972) and a Diploma of Mathematics and Physics Education
from McGill University (1976).
He is also a visual artist and a member
of the International Association of Astronomical Artists. He was the first
international president of the IAAA from 1988 to 1992. He is currently
the Chairman of the
IAAA Board of Trustees and lives in Quebec where he teaches mathematics
at Champlain-St Lambert College.
Kara is the father of three children:
Draco, Orion and Ursa.
He developed a board game, Quantum
Baseball, and had his paintings
exhibited in 1989 in the "Dialogues: Stairway
of Humanity" international
exhibition in Moscow, as well as in the
"Art of the Cosmos" exhibition
at the Smithsonian National Air and Space
Museum in 1991.
He writes that in his paintings "many
of my themes are metaphors of the interaction of scientific knowledge,
philosophic intuition, and emotional reflection. The inspirations often
spill over into spiritual and religious impacts on the human condition
at the threshold of space travel.
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