Born 1899 in Orosháza. Attended the Imperial Graphic Teaching and Experimental Institute. Military service, 1917. In 1918 he returned with the Hungarian revolution to Budapest. Studied at the Budapest school of arts and crafts. Immigrated to Vienna in 1919, moved on to Berlin. Studied at the Bauhaus under Johannes Itten, 1920. Worked at the metal workshop at the Bauhaus from 1921 to 1923. Lithographer between 1924 and 1926. Edited Élettudomány (Science of life) magazine as part of the pacifist movement. Taught painting at the Itten school in Berlin between 1928 and 1933. Returned to Budapest in 1934. Designer at the Goldberger textile factory between 1937 and 1940. Civil service at the Hungarian steelworks, 1944. Founded the János-Nagy-Balogh painting school for the children of workers and farmers, 1946-47. Professor at the college of fine arts in Budapest from 1949 to 1962. Died in 1983 in Budapest.
See also: Hungary#Avant-garde