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Elek Imredy was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1912. He received his formal training in sculpture and painting in Budapest. In 1957 he emigrated to Canada with his daughter Mara and settled in Vancouver where he worked as a noted professional sculptor until his death in November 1994. Working in bronze, wood, granite, limestone, fibreglass and concrete, he produced religious sculpture for churches, colleges and schools, figures for fantasy theme parks, commemorative coins and medals as well as portraits, busts and life-size sculpture. Numerous exhibitions of his work were held across Canada and Europe. Among his better known commissions are: "Girl in a Wetsuit", a life-size bronze for Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, a seated bronze of the Rt. Hon. Louis St. Laurent for Parliament Hill, Ottawa, the Mariners Memorial, Prince Rupert, BC, and the "Lady of Justice", Law Courts, New Westminster, BC. He was a member of the Sculptors' Society of Canada, the Sculptors' Society of British Columbia and past president of the Vancouver Historical Society.