Jozsef Sandor Bekesi alias “Joe” was born on 8th March 1946 in Rakoshegy, Hungary. He studied at the Art School in Budapest and in 1964 finished as a sculptor. He was working as an architect restaurator, sculptor at film industry, decorator and advertising manager. At the end of eighties he had his own copy shop and joined the underground sumisdat movement. In that time he began to draw political cartoons. Later he became a staff member of the famous hungarian satirical magazine “Ludas Matyi”. Currently he works as a freelance artist. Joe earned international fame with his innovative artworks, he has drawn portraits and cartoons in many countries including Austria, Slovakia, Germany, England, Scotland, USA and Japan. His artworks have been exhibited all around the world. He lives and works in Budapest, Hungary.
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