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Gyorgy Kepes, Born: Selyp, Hungary, October 4, 1906Author, painter, photographer, educator ( art: literature, Educated)author, painter, photographer, educator. Club, Chicago, 1939; Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences.


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


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


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.


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    • Author: Language of Vision, 1944, Teh New Landscape in Art and Science, 1956. Editor: Visual Arts Today, 1960, Education of Vision, 1965, The Nature and Art of Motion, 1965, The Structure in Art and in Science, 1965, The Man-Made Object, 1966. Exhibited paintings, Budapest, Berlin, New York City, 1930-1982, London, 1935-1937.

      Desinged exhibition Arts of United Nations, Art Institute, Chicago, 1944. Designed introduction room Exposition Dest Techniques Americains de l'Habilitation et de L'Urbanisme, Paris, 1945. Designer section Treiennale de Milano, Milan, Italy, 1968.

      Exhibitions include Art Institute Chicago, Katherine Kuh Gallery, San Francisco Museum Art, Museum Modern Art, New York City, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Museum Fine Arts, Houston, Dallas Museum Fine Arts, Rome, Boston Lodnodn. One-man shows include Hayden Gallery, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1978, Saidenberg Gallery, New York City, 1982. Group shows include Galleria del Levante, Munich, W. Germany, 1978, San Francisco Museum Art (toured United States), 1981-1982, New Gallery Contemporary At, Cleveland, 1979 (toured through 1980).

      Represented in permanent collections: Museum Modern Art, New York City, Whitney Museum, New York City, Rhode Island School Design, Providence, Museum Fine Arts, Boston, Fogg ARt Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Art Institute Chicago, San Francisco Museum Modern Art, Bauhaus Archives, Berline, National Museum Fine Arts, Budapest, Corcoran Gallery Art, Washington, Dallas Museum Fine Arts, Houston Museum Fine Arts, Rose Art Museum, Waltham, Massachusetts, San Diego Fine Arts Gallery, cleveland Museum Art, Brooklyn Museum, Addison Gallery American Art, Andover, Massachusetts. Designer stained glass windows Ikenoue Christ Church, Tokyo, 1995.


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


Married Juliet Appleby, November 3, 1937. Children: Juliet, Imre.

Ferene Kepes

Ilona (Fai) Kepes

Juliet Appleby

Juliet Kepes

Mre Kepes