György Kepes

1906–2001

György Kepes, ‘Hand on Black Ground’ c.1939–40
Hand on Black Ground c.1939–40
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In Tate Britain

Biography

György Kepes [ˈɟøɾɟ ˈkɛpɛʃ] (October 4, 1906 – December 29, 2001) was a Hungarian-born painter, photographer, designer, educator, and art theorist. After immigrating to the U.S. in 1937, he taught design at the New Bauhaus (later the School of Design, then Institute of Design, then Illinois Institute of Design or IIT) in Chicago. In 1967 he founded the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he taught until his retirement in 1974.

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  • Photogram

    A photogram is a photographic print made by laying objects onto photographic paper and exposing it to light

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