Moholy-Nagy, László, 1895-1946

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Birth 1895-07-20
Death 1946-11-24
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German, Hungarian, English

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László Moholy-Nagy (1894-1946) was a painter, sculptor, photographer, designer, film maker, theorist and teacher who was a major figure in the Bauhaus movement, first in Germany and later instrumental in bringing the Bauhaus philosophy to the United States. His work spanned many genres. He was influenced by the Constructivists, Dadists and the Suprematists. In 1922 he was appointed to Bauhaus school of design in Berlin, staying until 1928. After working in commercial practice in Europe, he moved to Chicago to direct the New Bauhaus, later the Institute of Design.

From the description of Letter to Frantisek Kalivoda for issue of Telehor : the international review new vision László Moholy-Nagy annotated gallery proof 1934 June . (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Hirsch Library). WorldCat record id: 770118177

From the description of Notes on history of photography on Institute of Design letterhead László Moholy-Nagy Handwritten notes on Institute of Design letterhead 1946. (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Hirsch Library). WorldCat record id: 770097358

From the description of Annotated proof of Why Bauhaus education? László Moholy-Nagy 1938 March. (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Hirsch Library). WorldCat record id: 770087533

From the description of Partial draft of introduction to the revised and enlarged edition of The new vision : fundamentals of design, painting, sculpture, architecture László Moholy-Nagy typewritten draft with handwritten revisions circa 1938. (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Hirsch Library). WorldCat record id: 770118908

Hungarian born German painter, designer and photographer.

From the description of Letters, 1924-1938. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78776234

László Moholy-Nagy (1894-1946) was a painter, sculptor, photographer, designer, film maker, theorist and teacher who was a major figure in the Bauhaus movement, first in Germany and later instrumental in bringing the Bauhaus philosophy to the United States. His work spanned many genres. He was influenced by the Constructivists, Dadaists and the Suprematists. In 1922 he was appointed to Bauhaus school of design in Berlin, staying until 1928. After working in commercial practice in Europe, he moved to Chicago to direct the New Bauhaus, later renamed the Institute of Design.

From the description of László Moholy-Nagy records undated, 1934-1946. (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Hirsch Library). WorldCat record id: 770076551

László Moholy-Nagy was a Hungarian artist and instructor at the Bauhaus.

From the description of Film script for Dynamik der Gross-Stadt, 1921-1922. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 81026835

László Moholy-Nagy (1894-1946) was a painter, sculptor, photographer, designer, film maker, theorist and teacher who was a major figure in the Bauhaus movement, first in Germany and later instrumental in bringing the Bauhaus philosophy to the United States. His work spanned many genres. He was influenced by the Constructivists, Dadists and the Suprematists. In 1922 he was appointed to Bauhaus school of design in Berlin, staying until 1928. After working in commercial practice in Europe, he moved to Chicago to direct the New Bauhaus, later the Institute of Design.

Starting with his marriage to his first wife, photographer Lucia Schultz, in 1922, Moholy-Nagy began experimenting with the medium of photography. He used different photographic techniques, photo-collage, unusual perspectives and cropping.

From the description of Handwritten note by Moholy-Nagy on a photo idea with bird's eye and worm's eye view László Moholy-Nagy between 1937-1946. (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Hirsch Library). WorldCat record id: 770085057

László Moholy-Nagy (1894-1946) was a painter, sculptor, photographer, designer, film maker, theorist and teacher who was a major figure in the Bauhaus movement, first in Germany and later instrumental in bringing the Bauhaus philosophy to the United States. His work spanned many genres. He was influenced by the Constructivists, Dadists and the Suprematists. In 1922 he was appointed to Bauhaus school of design in Berlin, staying until 1928. After working in commercial practice in Europe, he moved to Chicago to direct the New Bauhus, later the Institute of Design.

Moholy began experimenting with photographic techniques with his first wife, the photographer Lucia Schultz, in 1922. Moholy is one of group of modern artists in the 1920s, including Christian Schad and Man Ray, who notably experimented with the artistic medium of the photogram as a prominent part of their work.

From the description of Handwritten instructions for reproduction of photogram László Moholy-Nagy between 1922-1946. (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Hirsch Library). WorldCat record id: 770087617

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  • Art, Modern--20th century
  • Photography, Artistic
  • Photograms
  • Art--Hungarian--Reproductions
  • Art, Hungarian
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