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List of the most popular artists from Hungary, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries artists have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of entertainment. Whether they're known for painting, sculpting, etching or drawing, the famous Hungarian artists on this list have kept that tradition alive by creating renowned pieces of art that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Hungarian artists, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

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Victor Vasarely is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Artists from Hungary
Folklore planetaire, Granat, Hommage à l'Hexagone Victor Vasarely, was a Hungarian–French artist, who is widely accepted as a "grandfather" and leader of the short-lived op art movement. His work entitled Zebra, created in the 1930s, ...more

János Mattis-Teutsch is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Artists from Hungary
János Mattis-Teutsch or Máttis-Teutsch, Mátis-Teutsch was a Hungarian and Romanian painter, sculptor, graphic artist, art critic, and poet. Best known for his Seelenblumen ...more

Stefan Jäger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from Hungary
Stefan Jäger Stefan Jäger was a painter known for his depiction of and deep identification with the Danube Swabian community to which he belonged. There are some grounds for categorising him as a ...more

Master MS is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from Hungary
Master M. S. was a 16th-century painter who specialized in late Gothic art and in early Renaissance art. He was active in Banská Štiavnica and probably led a workshop there. Since his ...more

Simon Hantaï is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Artists from Hungary
Simon Hantaï is a painter generally associated with abstract art.

Constantin Daniel Rosenthal is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Artists from Hungary
Constantin Daniel Rosenthal was a Romanian painter and sculptor of Austrian-Jewish birth and a 1848 revolutionary, best known for his portraits and his choice of Romanian Romantic nationalist ...more

Sándor Ziffer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Artists from Hungary
Sándor Ziffer Sándor Ziffer was a Hungarian painter characterized by his strong decorative paintings and use of definite contours and colour in his works. Ziffer studied at the School of Design, and he ...more

Baroness Emma Orczy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Artists from Hungary
Baroness Emma Magdolna Rozália Mária Jozefa Borbála "Emmuska" Orczy de Orci was a Hungarian-born British novelist, playwright and artist of noble origin. She is ...more

László Moholy-Nagy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Artists from Hungary
Helsinki, Puppen (In der Mittagssonne) (Dolls [In the Midday Sun]), Q 1 Suprematistic László Moholy-Nagy was a Hungarian painter and photographer as well as a professor in the Bauhaus school. He was highly influenced by constructivism and a strong advocate of the ...more

Marcel Breuer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Artists from Hungary
Wassily Chair, Cesca Chair, Model B 64 Marcel Lajos Breuer, was a Hungarian-born modernist, architect and furniture designer. One of the masters of Modernism, Breuer extended the sculptural vocabulary he had developed in the ...more

Károly Lotz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Artists from Hungary
Lotz Károly Antal Pál, or Karl Anton Paul Lotz was a German-Hungarian painter.

Robert Capa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Artists from Hungary
The Falling Soldier, Trotsky in Copenhagen, Spanish Civil War Robert Capa was a Hungarian war photographer, photojournalist and also the companion and professional partner of photographer Gerda Taró. He covered five wars: the Spanish Civil War, the ...more

Philip de László is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Artists from Hungary
Philip de László Philip Alexius de László, MVO was a Hungarian painter known particularly for his portraits of royal and aristocratic personages. In 1900, he married Lucy Guinness of Stillorgan, ...more

Paul Hartal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Artists from Hungary
Paul Hartal is a Canadian painter and poet, born in Szeged, Hungary. He has created the term "Lyrical Conceptualism" to characterize his style in both painting and poetry, and has ...more

Péter Forgács is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Artists from Hungary
Péter Forgács is a film director and screenwriter.

Mihály Munkácsy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Artists from Hungary
Glorification of the Renaissance, Storm in the Puszta, Midnight Ramblers Mihály Munkácsy was a Hungarian painter, who lived in Paris and earned international reputation with his genre pictures and large scale biblical paintings.

Albert Schickedanz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Artists from Hungary
Albert Schickedanz was an Austro-Hungarian architect and painter in the Eclectic style. Schickedanz was born in Biala, Galicia, to an ethnic German family. He studied at his home town and at ...more

André François is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Artists from Hungary
André François, born André Farkas, was a Hungarian-born French cartoonist.

Cornell Capa is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Artists from Hungary
Cornell Capa was a Hungarian American photographer, member of Magnum Photos, and photo curator, and the younger brother of photo-journalist and war photographer Robert Capa. Graduating from Imre ...more

József Rippl-Rónai is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Artists from Hungary
József Rippl-Rónai Self-Portrait with Red Beret, My Parents after Forty Years of Marriage József Rippl-Rónai was a Hungarian painter. He first introduced modern artistic movements in the Hungarian art.

Tivadar Kosztka Csontváry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Artists from Hungary
Tivadar Kosztka Csontváry Springtime in Mostar, Balbeck, Ruins of Greek Theatre at Taormina Tivadar Kosztka Csontváry was a Hungarian painter who was part of the avant-garde movement of the early twentieth century. Working mostly in Budapest, he was one of the first Hungarian ...more

Maurice Ascalon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Artists from Hungary
Maurice Ascalon was an Israeli designer and sculptor. He was, by some accounts, considered the father of the modern Israeli decorative arts movement. Maurice Ascalon was born as Moshe Klein in ...more

Béla Iványi-Grünwald is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Artists from Hungary
Béla Iványi-Grünwald Béla Iványi-Grünwald was a Hungarian painter, a leading member of the Nagybánya artists' colony and founder of the Kecskemét artists' colony.

Sylvia Plachy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Artists from Hungary
Sylvia Plachy is a Hungarian/American photographer. Plachy was born in Budapest, Hungary. Her Hungarian Jewish mother was in hiding in fear of Nazi persecution during World War II. Her father ...more

Líviusz Gyulai is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Artists from Hungary
Líviusz Gyulai Líviusz Gyulai is a Hungarian graphic artist, printmaker, illustrator.

Vilmos Huszár is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Artists from Hungary
Vilmos Huszár Vilmos Huszár was a Hungarian painter and designer. He lived in The Netherlands, where he was one of the founder members of the art movement De Stijl. Vilmos was born in Budapest, ...more

István Orosz is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Artists from Hungary
István Orosz is a Hungarian painter, printmaker, graphic designer and animated film director. He is known for his mathematically inspired works, impossible objects, optical illusions, ...more

Demeter Laccataris is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Artists from Hungary
Demeter Laccataris was an Austro-Hungarian portrait painter of Greek origin. Born in Vienna, he studied at Debrecen and Vienna. He was based at Pest from around 1835 and painted portraits and ...more

Tibor Kalman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Artists from Hungary
Colors Magazine Issue 4 Tibor Kalman was an American graphic designer of Hungarian origin, well known for his work as editor-in-chief of Colors magazine. Kalman was born in Budapest and became a U.S. resident in 1956, ...more

Simon Hollósy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Artists from Hungary
Simon Hollósy Simon Hollósy; was a Hungarian painter. He was considered one of the greatest Hungarian representatives of 19th-century Naturalism and Realism. Hollósy was not highly productive as ...more

Basil Rakoczi is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Artists from Hungary
Basil Rakoczi Basil Ivan Rákóczi was an artist born in London. He was a prominent and leading member of the Irish art group, the White Stag, along with Kenneth Hall.

Gyula Benczúr is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Artists from Hungary
Gyula Benczúr Gyula Benczúr was a Hungarian painter and pedagogue.

György Kepes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Artists from Hungary
György Kepes Hungarian Past, The City György Kepes was a Hungarian-born painter, designer, educator and art theorist. After emigrating to the U.S. in 1937, he taught design at the New Bauhaus in Chicago. In 1967 He founded the ...more

Rita Ackermann is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Artists from Hungary
The One Who Attacked Lost at the End, Do's and Dont's Nurses (United), With No Roots Behind Them III Rita Ackermann is a Hungarian-American artist. She is currently living and working in New York City

Elmyr de Hory is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Artists from Hungary
Regatta, Gentleman and Young Girl Overlooking the Ocean, L'aqueduc Elmyr de Hory was a Hungarian-born painter and art forger who is said to have sold over a thousand forgeries to reputable art galleries all over the world. His forgeries garnered much celebrity ...more

Ignaz Wechselmann is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Artists from Hungary
Ignaz Wechselmann was a Hungarian architect and philanthropist. Educated in Berlin, Wechselmann moved to Vienna where he became the friend and assistant of the architect Ludwig Förster. In ...more

Joseph Kossonogi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Artists from Hungary
Joseph Kossonogi Joseph Kossonogi was a Hungarian-born Israeli painter.

Dóra Keresztes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Artists from Hungary
Dóra Keresztes Hungarian painter, printmaker, illustrator, graphic designer and animated film director.

Endre Szász is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Artists from Hungary
Férfi portré, Too long. Surrealistisches Porträt eines Mannes mit Uhrenmütze, Az öreg fa Endre Szász was a Hungarian graphic artist, printmaker, illustrator, muralist and ceramics decorator. He described himself as a Folk Surrealist.

Paul László is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Artists from Hungary
McCullough Chainsaw Factory Chair Paul László or Paul Laszlo was a Hungarian-born modern architect and interior designer whose work spanned eight decades and many countries. László built his ...more

Benjamin Block is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Artists from Hungary
Benjamin Block Benjamin Block, or Blok was a seventeenth-century German - Hungarian Baroque painter who married the flower painter Anna Katharina Block. He is known for his portrait paintings.

Jenő Barcsay is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Artists from Hungary
Jenő Barcsay was a Hungarian painter. Born in Katona, Hungary in 1900, Barcsay was a descendant of an aristocratic family from Transylvania. In 1919, he went to Budapest where he began his ...more

Angelo Heilprin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Artists from Hungary
Angelo Heilprin was an American geologist, paleontologist, naturalist, and explorer. He is mostly known for the part he took into the Peary expedition to Greenland of 1891–1892 and for his ...more

Isidor Kaufmann is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Artists from Hungary
Isidor Kaufmann was an Austro-Hungarian painter of Jewish themes. Having devoted his career to genre painting, he traveled throughout Eastern Europe in search of scenes of Jewish, often Hasidic

László Mednyánszky is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Artists from Hungary
László Mednyánszky Baron László Mednyánszky or Ladislaus Josephus Balthasar Eustachius Mednyánszky, the painter-philosopher, is one of the most enigmatic figures in the history of ...more

Csaba Markus is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Artists from Hungary
Csaba Markus is a Hungarian born American artist, painter, sculptor and publisher. As an artist, he primarily works in the field of printmaking, with a particular focus on etching and ...more

Hugo Scheiber is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Artists from Hungary
Hugo Scheiber Portrait of a Man with a Pipe, Woman at the Bar, Interior Hugó Scheiber was a Hungarian modernist painter.

János Tornyai is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Artists from Hungary
János Tornyai János Tornyai was a renowned Hungarian painter born in Hódmezővásárhely.

János Vaszary is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Artists from Hungary
János Vaszary János Miklós Vaszary was a Hungarian painter and graphic artist.

Oskar Kaufmann is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Artists from Hungary
Oskar Kaufmann Oskar Kaufmann was a Hungarian-Jewish architect. He was an expert in construction and design and was active in Berlin beginning in 1900. Among his best-known works are the Krolloper, the Hebbel ...more