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Pro Arte et Natura Foundation (PAN) is a non-profit organization committed to serving the values of the Hungarian heritage and the environment. The values neglected during the long and devastating Communist dictatorship are of special relevance for PAN.

Gyula Benczúr famous Hungarian painter lived and worked his last ten years in Dolány, village becoming Benczúrfalva after the painter’s death. His manor house and his atelier confiscated in the early days of communism is, since 2016, in a process to be restored aiming to serve as a permanent memento to Gyula Benczúr’s work. Pro Arte et Natura Foundation, headquartered in Benczúrfalva, where Gyula Benczúr lived and worked during his last ten years. He is buried there, close to where the foundation is operating the Gyula Benczúr Academy since the year 2000, forwarding messages underscoring Gyula Benczúr’s work as true value, and a relevant part of Hungarian heritage.

We hope you will enjoy the content and messages of this site feeling motivated to join and support initiatives of Pro Arte et Natura Foundation (PAN).


Building a Chapel at the top of the Szöllő hill in Benczúrfalva is a keynote initiative of Pro Arte et Natura honoring Our Lady of Sorrows.


Visit: www.kapolnachapel.org  and get involved in a deed serving life and peace


The Gyula Benczúr Drawing School was inaugurated the 16th of July 2020 on the 100th anniversary of the death of Gyula Benczúr, the great Hungarian painter

From left to right: Dr. Erzsébet Lipthay co-founder of PAN; cutting the national ribbon Mihály Balla, MP, Vice-Chair of the Committee of Foreign Relations and Trade of the Hungarian Parliament; Antal Lipthay co-founder of PAN; Dr. Imre Vejkey, MP, chairman of the Committee of Justice of the Hungarian Parliament, and Bishop Dr. Lajos Varga.

  • Pro Arte et Natura

  • Genuine concern for traditions, cultural values, history, arts and nature can secure success of intentions helping to achieve a better future for the generations to come.

  • Court Registry no.: Balassagyarmat 12/1995

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    Contact: Antal Lipthay

  • “The Hungarian Academy of Arts supported the implementation of the 2019 Drawing Camp.”

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