Karol Seles

Karol Seles

Novi Sad, 1934 - 1998.
Serbian of Hungarian origin, caricaturist for the Magyar Sao newspaper of Novi Sad, graphic designer and TV screenwriter. He was a constant presence in the 70s in Bordighera, where he won various awards, including Palma and Dattero d'Oro in 1968 and 1976. His drawings appeared in the most prestigious foreign periodicals thanks also to the particular technique of the three-way caricature dimensions.
An athlete of great promise in the triple jump, a man of eclectic character, he was above all a sportsman given to humor. And in fact it is precisely sport that ultimately overwhelms him. Passion and determination that he transmits to his children, to Zoltan and in particular to Monica, who will become the number one in world tennis in the 90s. Following Monica's career, however, means the
end of the humorous one, without forgetting Bordighera, where he returned for the last time in 1997.

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The event could not have lasted for over fifty years without the contribution of numerous "volunteers" and "precepts" who brought enthusiasm and desire to do whatever the task received, with nineteenth-century shifts! From the choice of the drawings, to the preparation of the panels (always the same every year), to the posting with various pins of the hundreds of drawings up to the presence on stage.

We therefore want to thank, in absolutely no order but with equal contributions, all those who come to mind, apologizing if we miss some, but we are ready to fix it!

Sponsors: Agnesi, Olio Calvi, Olio Carli, Pallanca, Martini & Rossi, Atkinsons, Seat - Pagine Gialle, Fiat, Citizen, La Stampa, Radio Montecarlo, etc.

The accommodation activities, Chez Louis, Bar GP, La Vecchia, Mino du Re Dolceacqua, Terme di Pigna, Ristorante Cacciatori Imperia, Hotel Michelin,

Presenters: Luisella Berrino, Cesare Viazzi, Roberto Basso (Rama di Palma d'Oro 1985)

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