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ID: 500004274
 
Record Type: Person
Moholy-Nagy, László (American photographer, filmmaker, and painter, 1894-1946)

Note: Moholy-Nagy became part of the Russian Avant-Garde in Odessa as a painter in 1918. From 1919 to 1920 he lived in Vienna, where he painted, wrote and associated with the Dadaists. He then moved to Berlin in 1920 where he met Lucia Moholy, whom he married the following year. In 1922, Moholy-Nagy and his wife began working with photograms. From 1923 to 1928 he was the founder and director of the photographic department of the Bauhaus in Weimar and Dessau, Germany, and he moved to Dessau in 1925, where he worked on films and photomontages. In 1937, Moholy-Nagy emigrated to the United States, and in the same year founded and directed the New Bauhaus School in Chicago. In 1939 it closed, and he founded the School of Design which was renamed the Institute of Design in 1944, and became part of the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1949. Moholy-Nagy became a naturalized American citizen in 1944. Hungarian artist.

Names:
Moholy-Nagy, László (preferred,V,index,LC)
László Moholy-Nagy (V,display)
Laszlo Moholy-Nagy (V)
Moholy-Nagy, Ladislaus (V)
Moholy-Nagy, Lʹaszlʹo (V)
Moholy-Nagy, Laszlo (V)
Moholy-Nagy, Lazlo (V)
Nagy, Ladislaus Moholy- (V)
Nagy, László (V)
Nagy, Laszlo (V)
Nagy, László Moholy- (V)
Nagy, Lʹaszlʹo Moholy- (V)
Weisz, László (V)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)
Hungarian

Roles:
artist (preferred)
filmmaker
designer
painter
printmaker
sculptor
author
photographer
poet
theorist
teacher

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Hungary (Europe) (nation)
Died:  Chicago (Cook county, Illinois, United States) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   1919-1920  Vienna (Wien state, Austria) (inhabited place)
active:   1920-1928  Germany (Europe) (nation)
active:   1936-1937  London (Greater London, England, United Kingdom) (inhabited place)
active:   1937-1946  Chicago (Cook county, Illinois, United States) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
apprentice was ....  Wagenfeld, Wilhelm  in the metal workshop of the Weimar Bauhaus, ca. 1923
..........................  (German industrial designer and printmaker, 1900-1990) [500048135]
assisted by ....  Moholy, Lucia  
....................  (British photographer and author, 1894-1989) [500008672]
professor at (person to institution) ....  Bauhaus  
................................................................  (German art school, 1919-1933) [500125058]
spouse of ....  Moholy, Lucia  
................  (British photographer and author, 1894-1989) [500008672]
teacher of ....  Brownjohn, Robert  
..................  (American graphic designer, 1925-1970, active in England) [500125145]
teacher of ....  Feininger, T. Lux  
..................  (American painter and photographer, 1910-2011, born in Germany) [500021971]
teacher of ....  Henri, Florence  at the Bauhaus, Dessau, Germany in 1927
..................  (Swiss photographer and painter, 1893-1982) [500000126]
teacher of ....  Siegel, Arthur S.  from 1937 to 1938
..................  (American photographer, educator, 1913-1978) [500037103]
teacher of ....  Sinsabaugh, Art  
..................  (American photographer and educator, 1924-1983) [500016417]
teacher of ....  Smith, Tony  
..................  (American sculptor, architect, and painter, 1912-1980) [500028102]
teacher of ....  Tawney, Lenore  
..................  (American fiber and mixed-media artist, 1907-2007) [500025932]
teacher of ....  Vasarely, Victor  
..................  (French painter and printmaker, 1906 or 1908-1997) [500030657]
teacher of ....  Wols  
..................  (German painter and photographer, 1913-1951) [500007176]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Moholy-Nagy, László (I)

Biographies:
(American photographer, filmmaker, and painter, 1894-1946) ..... [VP Preferred]
(American painter, 1895-1946) ..... [Grove Art]
(Hungarian sculptor, 1895-1946) ..... [CL-Courtauld]
(Hungarian artist, 1895-1946) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(artist, 1895-1946) ..... [GRL]
(Hungarian artist) ..... [AVERY]
(Hungarian artist) ..... [AVERY]
(Hungarian artist) ..... [AVERY]
(Hungarian artist, 1895-1946) ..... [AVERY]
(Hungarian artist, 1895-1946) ..... [WCP]
(American (b. Hungary), 1895-1946) ..... [JPGM]
(Hungarian, 1895-1946) ..... [GRLPSC]
(Hungarian artist, 1895-1946) ..... [AVERY]
(Hungarian painter, 1895-1946) ..... [PROV]
(American and Hungarian, photographer, painter, poet, author and model designer; born Bacsbarsod (Hungary), 1895; died Chicago (Illinois, United States), 1946) ..... [CCA]
(Hungarian painter, sculptor, printmaker, designer, 1895-1946) ..... [BHA]

Sources and Contributors:
László Moholy-Nagy ........ [CCA, VP]
.......................................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
Laszlo Moholy-Nagy ........ [PROV]
.......................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
Moholy-Nagy, Ladislaus ........ [AVERY, CCA, GRL]
...............................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
...............................................  Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals (1963-)
...............................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 79133790
Moholy-Nagy, László ........ [AVERY, BHA Preferred, CCA Preferred, GRL Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, PROV Preferred, VP Preferred]
.........................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
.........................................  CCA Authority File (1980-)
.........................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
.........................................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
.........................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 79133790
Moholy-Nagy, Lʹaszlʹo ........ [AVERY Preferred, VP]
.............................................  Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals (1963-)
Moholy-Nagy, Laszlo ........ [CCA, CL-Courtauld Preferred, GRLPSC Preferred, JPGM Preferred, WCP Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
.........................................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
.........................................  Witt Library, Authority files
Moholy-Nagy, Lazlo ........ [PROV]
.......................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
Nagy, Ladislaus Moholy- ........ [AVERY, CCA, GRL]
...............................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
...............................................  Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals (1963-)
...............................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 79133790
Nagy, László ........ [CCA]
..........................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
Nagy, Laszlo ........ [CCA]
..........................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
Nagy, László Moholy- ........ [AVERY, CCA, GRL]
.........................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
.........................................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
.........................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 79133790
Nagy, Lʹaszlʹo Moholy- ........ [AVERY, VP]
.............................................  Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals (1963-)
Weisz, László ........ [Grove Art, VP]
............................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
............................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 26 June 2002

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, CCA, CL-Courtauld, GRL, GRLPSC, Grove Art, JPGM, PROV, VP, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Auer, Encyclopédie des Photographes (1985)
....................  Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals (1963-)
....................  Bénézit, Dictionnaire des Peintres (1976)
....................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
....................  CCA Authority File (1980-)
....................  Clark Art Institute Library
....................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
....................  Eastman House Database [online] (n.d.)
....................  Encyclopedia of World Art (1959-1987)
....................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 26 June 2002
....................  Hight, Moholy-Nagy (1985) 138-139
....................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
....................  Naylor, Contemporary Photographers (1988)
....................  Passuth, Moholy-Nagy (1985)
....................  Phaidon Dictionary of Twentieth Century Art (1973)
....................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
....................  Vollmer, Künstler-Lexikon 20. Jahrhunderts (1953-62)
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, CCA, CL-Courtauld, VP, WL-Courtauld]
.......... Auer, Encyclopédie des Photographes (1985)
.......... Hight, Moholy-Nagy (1985) 139
.......... Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
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