Painter, graphic artist. Szőnyi István studied at the school of painting. The Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest also Szőnyi István, and Réti István was a student. Between 1941-43 worked Zebegény artist colony. Awards: Marcell Nemes Award, Leonardo Medal, Hatvany Ferenc Award, in recognition of the Szinyei Society (1940, 1942), Reconstruction Award, Artist of Merit (1978), Gold Medal of the Academy of Art in Italy. 1938 presented works of many groups (National Salon, Art Gallery, Ernst Museum, National Gallery, Berlin) and individual (National Salon, National Gallery, Rome, Florence, Paris, Berlin) shows. His works can be found in the National Gallery, mainly in Italy and abroad in museums.