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Lászlo Moholy-Nagy

Lászlo Moholy-Nagy (1895–1946) was a Hungarian–born painter, photographer, and typographer. From 1923–28, he was a master instructor at the Bauhaus—an interwar school of modernist art and architecture in Germany, founded by Walter Gropius. He designed many of the books, pamphlets, letterheads, and magazines there, all in the modern style of what is called “New Typography.” In 1937, he founded the New Bauhaus in Chicago, which lasted only briefly under that name, but the school’s legacy lives on to this day as part of the Illinois Institute of Technology. In the summer of 2016, Moholy-Nagy enjoyed a major retrospective of his work, “Future Present,” at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. The show continues this fall at the Art Institute of Chicago, and will then move to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. 

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