György Kepes
(b. 1906 Lörinci, Hungary; d. 2001 Cambridge, MA)
Solid Forms, 1939, printed circa 1988
Gelatin Silver Print, 7 3/8 x 6 1/8 inches
Edition of 30, 2 signed remaining
1998 PRC Print Program - Palladium Level

Hungarian artist György Kepes studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest.  In 1930, at the invitation of László Moholy-Nagy he moved to Berlin and then followed him to Chicago to establish the "New Bauhaus."  After coming to MIT in 1946, Kepes founded the Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS) and was director from 1967 until 1974.  He published the renowned book Language of Vision in 1944 and his work is housed in major international museums.

Kepes was featured in the 1987 PRC exhibition Nine Masters, along with other luminaries, and included in the first PRC auction in 1990.  Known for working with photograms, Kepes also probed the effect of light on form in photography and film and this print is a consummate example of his style and interests. 

Website: Arts at MIT Kepes biography and feature

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