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Gyorgy Kepes

Gyorgy Kepes, Hungarian author, painter, photographer, educator. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science; member National Institute Arts and Letters.

Background

  • Kepes, Gyorgy was born on October 4, 1906 in Selyp, Hungary. Son of Ferene and Ilona (Fai) Kepes.

  • Education

    • Master of Arts, Royal Academy Fine Art, 1928. Self-taught in photography.

    Career

    • Public in collaboration with Dan Gyorgy Tul a Valon, 1929. Independent painter and filmmaker Munka Art Group, Budapest, Hungary, 1929-1930. Exhibition, state and grphic designer Berlin, 1930-1932, 34-36.

      Designer studio Laszlo Moholy-Nagy London, 1936-1937. Head light and color department New Bauhaus, Chicago, 1937-1938. Institute Design, 1938-1943.

      Independent painter, photographer, teacher United States, 1937. Professor design North Texas State College, Denton, 1943-1945, Brooklyn College, 1943-1945. Professor visual design Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1946-1966.

      Founder-director Center Advanced Visual Studies, 1967-1970. Institute professor, 1970-1974. Visiting instructor Art Directors Club, Chicago, 1939, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1965.

      Visiting lecturer University of California at Los Angeles, 1969. Visiting artist University Hawaii, Honolulu, 1970. Painter-in-residence American academy Rome, 1974.

      Bicentennial professor University Utah, Salt Lake City, 1975. Andrew Mellon professor Rice University, Houston, 1976. Artist-in-residence Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1977.

      Distinguished Visiting Louis D. Beaumont professor WashingtonU., St. Louis, 1978. Kern Institute professor in communications Rochester (New York ) Institute of Technology, 1981.

    Works

    • Language of Vision
    • Noted painter, designer, theoretician analyzes the effect of visual language on the structure of human consciousness, in particular how the elements of line and form are perceived and how innovative types of perspective can lead to more dynamic representations in art.
    • The Visual Arts Today.
    • Contributors include Margaret Mead, Paul Rand, Edward Steichen, Boris Kaufman, Maya Deren, Paul Weiss, Andreas Speiser, Rudolf Wittkower, J.
    • Education of Vision.
    • Essasy by Rudolf Arnheim, Wolfgang Metzger, Anton Ehrenweig, Gerald Holton, Will Burton, William J.
    • Education of Vision.
    • Essasy by Rudolf Arnheim, Wolfgang Metzger, Anton Ehrenweig, Gerald Holton, Will Burton, William J.

    Membership

    Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member National Institute Arts and Letters.

    Connections

    • Married Juliet Appleby, November 3, 1937. Children: Juliet, Mre.
    • father: Ferene Kepes
    • mother: Ilona (Fai) Kepes
    • spouse: Juliet Appleby
    • children: Juliet Kepes
    • Mre Kepes
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    Born October 4, 1906
    Died December 29, 2001
    (aged 95)
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    • 1928
      Royal Academy Fine Art
    • 1929 - 1930
      independent painter and filmmaker Munka Art Group
      Budapest, Hungary, Hungary
    • 1929
      Public in collaboration with Dan Gyorgy Tul a Valon
    • 1936 - 1937
      designer, studio Laszlo Moholy-Nagy London
    • 1937 - 1938
      head, light and color department New Bauhaus
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1937
      independent painter
    • 1938 - 1943
      Institute Design
    • 1943 - 1945
      professor, design North Texas State College
      Denton, Maryland, United States
    • 1943 - 1945
      professor, design North Texas State College
    • 1946 - 1966
      professor, visual design Massachusetts Institute of Technology
      Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1967 - 1970
      founder-director Center Advanced Visual Studies
    • 1970 - 1974
      Institute professor
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