László Moholy-Nagy

1895 - 1946 · Hungary

Artist biography

László Moholy-Nagy was a visual artist, who was born in Hungary, like other renowned artists such as Jozef Palfy, Laszlo Tibay, Ludovic Thiriez, Judit Fischer, and Ilona Keserü. Born in 1895, László Moholy-Nagy passed away in 1946.


László Moholy-Nagy's work has most recently been exhibited at Hauser & Wirth London | Savile Row in the United Kingdom (21 May 2019 until 06 September 2019) with the exhibition Solo Exhibition . László Moholy-Nagy's work has also been exhibited at other exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Hungary vs. The World (08 January 2020 - 27 March 2020) at QG Gallery in Brussels and BAUHAUS 1919 2019 (22 February 2019 - 04 May 2019) at Galerie VIVID in Rotterdam. László Moholy-Nagy's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called MIXED MEDIA (IV) ABOUT THE BODY and took place at Kicken Berlin in Germany from the 27 April 2018 to 30 August 2018.

Further Biographical Context for László Moholy-Nagy

Born in 1895, László Moholy-Nagy's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were characterised by dynamic advances in pictorial art. It was the era of post-Impressionism and of experimentation, including the first ventures into Expressionism and Abstraction. Many different groups of artists or loosely affiliated communities of the avant-garde in a number of major cities around the world developed a variety of modes of these key innovations. The horrors of the First World War hatched significant developments in the psychological uses of art, including the absurdist stylings of Dadaism which sprung up in Paris, Berlin, Zurich and Hannover, and which brought recognition for artists like Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. Many of these ideas would go on to flourish further in Surrealism - the first art movement to fully incorporate psychology, and in particular ideas about the unconscious which had been established by Sigmund Freud and his disciple Carl Jung.

László Moholy-Nagy