Bory received his degree in building engineering in Budapest in 1903. He enrolled in the Academy of Fine Arts to study sculpture under Alajos Strobl. During World War I as a soldier he was appointed as an official war artist in Sarajevo for which he received the Order of Franz Josef.
He taught at the Academy of Fine Arts (1911-1946) and at the Technical University (1921-1944).
He was rector of the Academy between 1943 and 1945. He was largely responsible for the building of the so-called Bory castle in Székesfehérvár which is decorated by his and his wife"s works.
He built this fantastic, castle-like structure out of concrete with his own hands for 41 years.