Lajos Tihanyi

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Born 1885 in Budapest. Attended the school of arts and crafts in Budapest, 1904-05. Co-founder of the Nyolcak avant-garde group in 1909, which presented an exhibition at the Berliner Secession in 1910. Exhibitions in 1914 in Vienna, and in 1918 at the MA Gallery. Emigrated to Vienna in 1920. Exhibited at the Moderne Galerie, Vienna. Lived in Berlin from 1920 to 1923 and painted Expressionist portraits. Shows in Berlin and Paris, where he finally settled in 1923. Went to America in 1929. Member of the Abstraction-Création group. Died 1938 in Paris.

See also: Hungary#Avant-garde