István Lázár was born on 6th May 1967 in Zalaegerszeg.
After leaving school, he went on to study at the Mór Fischer Vocational School for Porcelain-making in Herend, from where he graduated with top marks. In the course of his studies he acquired several forms of porcelain painting techniques, which he put to good use in his much-acclaimed examination piece. Having graduated as a skilled worker, he started working in the Chinese painting studio of the Herend Porcelain Manufactory and in 1990 moved on to the special works studio.
He has painted practically everything ranging from the simplest décor to the most complex ones.
His professional career abounds in special pieces, such as ornaments for the palace of the Sultan of Oman and for the European Union, as well as portraits and plaques made with different techniques. In 1999 he was honoured with a “Craft Award”.
The little free time he has he likes to spend hiking, but he also enjoys fishing and photography.
He lives in Veszprem with his wife and daughter.