(Kiskunfélegyháza, 1913 – Budapest, 1989)
In 1931 Piroska Szántó started her art studies at the Hungarian College of Applied Arts, but a year later she changed to the Academy of Fine Arts, from where she was soon expelled due to her left-wing political activity. She continued her studies at private art schools.
In 1937 she came to Szentendre to join a group of young artists, led by Lajos Vajda and Dezső Korniss, who were working in the spirit of European avant-garde.
From 1945 to 1948 she was a member of the banned European School.
Piroska Szántó created her unique style by applying artistic methods related to the imagery of surrealism which were invented in the 1930s by Lajos Vajda. Some of her paintings depict anthropomorphic plants and animals; skeletons she saw at excavations in Szentendre embrace each other even in death. Her roadside crucifixes express the sufferings of God and Everyman.