Gyorgy Kepes (György)

TypeArtist
Male
Associated person(s)
URLsWikipedia
Documentation
Institutions/museums


Publications
Monograph1978Cambridge MA: MIT PressThe MIT Years 1945-77György Kepes978-0-9713244-6-6.Chicago 
Monograph2015The New York TimesGyorgy Kepes, Wizard of Light and Motion, Comes Back Into FocusAlice Rawsthorn0362-4331New York 
Monograph1948Paul TheobaldLanguage of Vision. Painting, Photography, Advertising DesignGyorgy KepesChicago 


2015 - 2015
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Exhibitions

Liverpool, UK
Tate Liverpool: György Kepesxhibition. March 6 to May 31, 2015. "The first solo exhibition of his work in the UK will explore how he worked across disciplines, experimenting with photography, art and science." (Cit: Tate Liverpool, Exhibition Info)
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2015 - 2015
2014 - 2014
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Exhibitions

Standford / CA, US
This exhibition explores the question of art’s relevance in a scientific age through the work of Hungarian-born American artist, designer, and visual theorist Gyorgy Kepes (1906–2001). Forty-five panels depict what Kepes, associated with Germany’s Bauhaus and Chicago’s New Bauhaus, called the “new landscape” of scientific imagery—microscopic minerals, cellular patterns, and tissue fibers—as well as Kepes’s own experiments with camera-less photographic techniques.
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2014 - 2014
2001
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Died

2001
1967
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Research and teaching

Boston, US
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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1967
1967 - 1968
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Publications

Education of Vision, Kepes, Gyorgy, George Braziller Inc., NYC, 1965,
Essays by Rudolf Arnheim, Mirko Basaldella, Julian Beinart, Will Burtin, Anton Ehrenzweig, William J.J. Gordon, Bartlett H. Hayes, Jr., Gerald Holton, Johannes Itten, Tomas Maldonado, Wolfgang Metzger, Robert Preusser, Paul Rand, Robert J. Wolff

1967 - 1968
1937 - 1942
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Places of residence

Chicago, US
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1937 - 1942
1937 - 1942
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Research and teaching

Chicago, USA
The Nagy connection was to have greater import than Kepes ever dreamed. In 1937, Nagy was invited to establish a New Bauhaus in Chicago and he invited Kepes to join him there to found a light and color department, the first of its kind in the United States.
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1937 - 1942
1930 - 1935
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Places of residence

Berlin, Germany
He moved to Berlin in 1930 at the invitation of a fellow Hungarian, Moholy-Nagy, a charismatic former Bauhaus teacher, who was at the forefront of experimentation with light and moving imagery.
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1930 - 1935
1924 - 1928
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Education

Budapest, Hungary
In 1924 he entered Budapest’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts, where he studied with Istvan Csok Hungary until 1928.
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1924 - 1928
1906
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Born

Selyp, Hungary
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1906
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Places of work / studios

Boston, USA

 

Rathsthorn, Alice: A Master of Image and Information. New York Times (Online), October 10, 2010. URL http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/11/arts/11iht-design11.html?_r=0 January 5, 2016

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Kinetic Outdoor Light Mural  photo Kinetic Outdoor Light Mural  1949 Gyorgy Kepes 
Luminous wall for Boston Harbor Bicentennial photo Luminous wall for Boston Harbor Bicentennial 19641965 Gyorgy Kepes 
The Pleasure of Light photo The Pleasure of Light 2010 Gyorgy Kepes