Emery L. Bogardy began his appreciation for art in his native land of Hungary. Upon emigrating to the United States in 1956, he commenced a career in mechanical engineering. In the 60s and 70s, he took action to reconnect with his love of art, and learned the art of watercolor painting from several renown artists, focusing on landscape, still life and floral paintings.
Although he had been giving paintings to appreciative family and friends, Emery’s first public one-man show was in 1999 at the Parma Area Fine Arts Council (PAFAC). Since then, he has exhibited his works at numerous shows in Greater Cleveland. In fall of 1999, Emery made the transition from student to teacher at the PAFAC by teaching beginning watercolor classes, and continues to teach two classes on an ongoing basis. As a mainly self-taught artist, he strives to create realistic paintings in his own unique style, and reflecting warm memories of his homeland and the beauty around him.