Gyorgy Kepes

The Hungarian artist Gy├Ârgy Kepes (1906-2001) is well-known for his explorations of the interconnectedness of art and science, nature and technology. As a photographer, painter, filmmaker, graphic designer and environmental artist, he embraced mid-20th modernity and the technological society while recognizing the fundamental expressiveness of forms found in the natural world. Kepes was a member of the European Bauhaus before coming to Chicago, upon the invitation of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, to teach at the New Bauhaus. He is the author of seminal books and articles, which have been influential to generations of artists, architects and designers. He was also the founding director of the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A new museum, the Kepes Visual Centre, is open at the University of Eger, outside of Budapest, which will house the existing Kepes Museum founded in 1990.

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