Painter and draftsman, he has distinguished himself as a photographer and essayist.
Born in Hungary in 1913 and died in Caracas in 2007.
He entered the University of Budapest to pursue studies in law, which he later left to pursue philosophy graduating in 1939. He also took courses at the private plastic arts academy Esteban Szonyi. Upon graduation, he devotes himself to painting and drawing and participates in several collective exhibitions such as the exhibition at the Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest, where he obtained the prize-grant, which freed him from joining the Hungarian army in World War II.
In 1945, he traveled to Venezuela and settled in Caracas. In 1949 he was nationalized and in 1950 he traveled to South American countries and the United States. In 1951 he traveled to Paris, where he remained for three months and then moved to the Balearic Islands, where he lived until he returns to Venezuela.
In 1967 he settled in New York. At this time the Irving Trust entrusted him with the representation of Venezuela at an international event organized in New York. In 1969 he exhibited at the IDB in Washington. The style and theme of Petrovszky have been invariable for years, despite the rise of movements such as geometric abstractionism and informalism. The artist focused on a work of figurative character that represents man and his city, always in a cold and austere atmosphere that indicates loneliness and loss of communication.
He presented four solo shows at Galeria Medicci since 1998: Escena Silenciosa; Saga sin fin; Mirada Reflexiva and Escena Cotidiana