Moholy-Nagy, László, 1895-1946

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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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referencedIn Papers, 1929-1976 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
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creatorOf Wolff, Robert Jay, 1905-. Robert Jay Wolff papers, 1926-1969. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
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referencedIn Bayer, Herbert, 1900-. Oral history interview with Herbert Bayer, 1981 Oct. 3. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
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referencedIn Walter Gropius papers in the Bauhaus-Archiv, ca. 1919-1937. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Busch-Reisinger Museum collection of Bauhaus materials, 1919-1955 (bulk). Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums
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creatorOf Moholy-Nagy, László, 1895-1946. Letters, 1924-1938. J. Paul Getty Center, Arts Archives
referencedIn Sibyl Moholy-Nagy Collection, 1909-1970 University of California, Santa Cruz. . University Library Special Collections and Archives
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referencedIn C. J. Bulliet Papers, 1899-1952. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf Moholy-Nagy, Sibyl, 1905-. Sibyl Moholy-Nagy papers, 1939-1970. University of California, Santa Cruz, UCSC
creatorOf Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976. Imogen Cunningham papers, 1903-1991. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Moholy-Nagy, László, 1895-1946. Annotated proof of Why Bauhaus education? László Moholy-Nagy 1938 March. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - Hirsch Library, Hirsch Library
referencedIn Kuh, Katharine. Katharine Kuh papers, 1875-1994, bulk, 1930-1994. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Moholy-Nagy, László, 1895-1946. Handwritten instructions for reproduction of photogram László Moholy-Nagy between 1922-1946. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - Hirsch Library, Hirsch Library
referencedIn Bauhaus student work, 1919-1933 getty research institute
creatorOf Moholy-Nagy, László, 1895-1946. 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, Hirsch Library
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referencedIn Walter Gropius papers, 1925-1969 (inclusive), 1937-1969 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Galerie Chalette records, 1916-1999, bulk 1939-1994 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn Bayer, Herbert, 1900-1985. Oral history interview with Herbert Bayer, 1981 Oct. 3. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Tschichold, Jan, 1902-1974. Jan and Edith Tschichold papers, 1899-1979 (bulk 1920-1938). getty research institute
referencedIn Theodore Roszak papers, 1926-1994, 1930-1980 getty research institute
creatorOf Moholy-Nagy, Sibyl, 1905-. Sibyl and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy papers, 1918-1971. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Kuh, Katharine. Katharine Kuh papers, 1908-1994. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Schrammen, Eberhard, 1886-1947. Letters received, 1926-1947. getty research institute
referencedIn Pereira, I. Rice (Irene Rice), 1902-1971. Papers, 1929-1976 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Hubbuch, Karl, 1891-1979. Ink drawing, ca. 1930. J. Paul Getty Center, Arts Archives
referencedIn George Grosz papers, 1893-1981 (inclusive) 1919-1959 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Jan and Edith Tschichold papers, 1899-1979, 1920-1938 getty research institute
creatorOf Roh, Franz, 1890-1965. Franz Roh papers, ca. 1911-1965. getty research institute
creatorOf Moholy-Nagy, László, 1895-1946. Blumenfotogram [Multimédia multisupport]. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
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referencedIn Bauhaus. Photographs of Bauhaus students, teachers, and exhibits, 1919-1933. getty research institute
referencedIn Newhall, Beaumont, 1908-1993. Beaumont and Nancy Newhall papers, 1843-1993. getty research institute
referencedIn E. E. Cummings papers, 1870-1969. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Paul Theobald and Company. Paul Theobald and Company records, 1935-1988. Aurora University, Phillips Library
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referencedIn Baum, Don, 1922-. Oral history interview with Don Baum, 1986 Jan. 31 and 1986 May 13 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Bauhaus. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1923-1927. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn The Pritchard Papers, 1829-1996 (predominantly 1925-1985) University of East Anglia
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referencedIn Nef, Elinor Castle. Papers, 1891-1966 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
referencedIn Rebay, Hilla, 1890-1967. Hilla Rebay papers, 1921-1963. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Kuh, Katharine. Katharine Kuh papers, 1908-1994. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Dreier, Katherine Sophie, 1877-1952. Katherine S. Dreier papers / Société Anonyme archive, 1818-1952 (bulk 1920-1951). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Moholy-Nagy László, 1895-1946 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Dexel, Walter, 1890-1973. Letters received, 1904-1966. getty research institute
referencedIn Haydon, Harold, 1909-. Oral history interview with Harold Haydon, 1988 Oct. 10. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Imogen Cunningham papers, 1903-1991 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn Krushkhov (Abraam) Collection, 1933-1987 California State University, Dominguez Hills Archives and Special Collections
referencedIn Albert Renger-Patzsch papers, 1890-1980, 1924-1966 getty research institute
referencedIn Bund das Neue Frankfurt. Letters received, 1932. J. Paul Getty Center, Arts Archives
creatorOf MOHOLY-NAGY, LASZLO. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
creatorOf Bauhaus. Bauhaus typography collection, 1919-1937. J. Paul Getty Center, Arts Archives
creatorOf Thorp, George Godfrey, 1904-1972. George Godfrey Thorp papers, 1941-1970. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969. Walter and Ise Gropius papers, 1883-1981. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Moholy-Nagy, László, 1895-1946,. Film script for Dynamik der Gross-Stadt, 1921-1922. getty research institute
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referencedIn Kuh, Katharine. Oral history interview with Katharine Kuh, 1982 Mar. 18-1983 Mar. 24. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Papers of the magazine Transition, 1933-1941. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Galerie Chalette. Galerie Chalette records, 1916-1999, bulk,1939-1994. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
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referencedIn Weber, Hugo, 1918-1971. Hugo Weber papers, 1932-1971. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Ito, Miyoko, 1918-1983,. Oral History interview with Miyoko Ito, 1978 July 20 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Filipowski, Richard E., 1923-. Richard E. Filipowski papers, 1940-1995. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
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creatorOf Transition. Papers of the magazine Transition, 1933-1941. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Scheyer, Galka E. Galka Scheyer papers, 1917-1945. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Bayer, Herbert, 1900-. Herbert Bayer interview, 1981 Oct. 3. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn El Lissitzky letters and photographs, 1911-1941 getty research institute
creatorOf Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976. Imogen Cunningham papers, 1903-1991. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Renger-Patzsch, Albert. Albert Renger-Patzsch papers, 1890-1980 (bulk 1924-1966). getty research institute
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associatedWith Bulliet, C. J. (Clarence Joseph), 1883-1952. person
associatedWith Bund das Neue Frankfurt. corporateBody
correspondedWith Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962 person
associatedWith Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976. person
associatedWith Davis, Jim, 1901-1974. person
associatedWith Dexel, Walter, 1890-1973. person
associatedWith Dreier, Katherine Sophie, 1877-1952. person
associatedWith Filipowski, Richard E., 1923- person
associatedWith Galerie Chalette. corporateBody
associatedWith Getty Research Institute corporateBody
associatedWith Grohmann, Will, 1887-1968. person
associatedWith Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969. person
correspondedWith Grosz, George, 1893-1959 person
associatedWith Haupt, K. H. person
associatedWith Haydon, Harold, 1909- person
associatedWith Haydon, Harold, 1909- person
associatedWith Howard Wise Gallery. corporateBody
associatedWith Hubbuch, Karl, 1891-1979. person
associatedWith Imogen Cunningham person
associatedWith Institute of Design (Chicago, Ill.) corporateBody
associatedWith Irene Rice Pereira, 1902-1971 person
associatedWith Ito, Miyoko, 1918-1983, person
associatedWith Kalivoda, František person
associatedWith Kepes, Gyorgy, 1906-2001. person
associatedWith Krushkhov, Abraam person
associatedWith Krushkhov, Abraam person
associatedWith Kuh, Katharine person
associatedWith Kuh, Katharine. person
associatedWith Langen-Muller Verlag. corporateBody
associatedWith Lissitzky, El, 1890-1941. person
associatedWith Lozowick, Louis, 1892-1973 person
associatedWith Mills College. Art Gallery. corporateBody
associatedWith Moholy-Nagy, Sibyl, 1905- person
associatedWith Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Nef, Elinor Castle, 1894 or 5-1953. person
associatedWith New Bauhaus (Chicago, Ill.) corporateBody
associatedWith Newhall, Beaumont, 1908-1993. person
associatedWith Newhall, Nancy Wynne person
associatedWith Paul Theobald and Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Pereira, I. Rice (Irene Rice), 1902-1971. person
associatedWith Pritchard, John Craven., 1899-1992 person
associatedWith Rebay, Hilla, 1890-1967. person
associatedWith Renger-Patzsch, Albert. person
associatedWith Roh, Franz, 1890-1965. person
associatedWith Roszak, Theodore, 1907-1981 person
associatedWith Scheyer, Galka E. person
correspondedWith Schrammen, Eberhard, 1886-1947. person
associatedWith Schünemann, Georg, 1884-1945. person
associatedWith Takeuchi, Beatrice, 1921- person
associatedWith Thorp, George Godfrey, 1904-1972. person
associatedWith Toch, Ernst, 1887-1964. person
associatedWith Transition. corporateBody
associatedWith Transition. corporateBody
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associatedWith Tschichold, Jan, 1902-1974. person
associatedWith Weber, Hugo, 1918-1971. person
associatedWith Wolff, Robert Jay, 1905- person
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Art--Study and teaching
Art, Modern--20th century
Photography, Artistic
Photograms
Art--Hungarian--Reproductions
Art, Hungarian
Book jackets
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Birth 1895-07-20

Death 1946-11-24

Americans

German,

Hungarian,

English

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