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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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This list answers the questions, "Which famous artists are from Hungary?" and "Who are the most well-known Hungarian artists?"

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Victor Vasarely is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Artists from Hungary
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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, is considered by some to be one of the earliest examples of op art. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Pécs, Hungary

Associated periods or movements: Hard-edge painting, Op art

Nationality: France, Hungary

Art Forms: Painting

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János Mattis-Teutsch is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Artists from Hungary
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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 cycle of paintings, he was an important contributor to the development of modern art and avant-garde trends inside Romania. He was the grandfather of the artist Waldemar Mattis-Teutsch. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Brașov, Centru, Romania

Associated periods or movements: Fauvism, Art Nouveau, Post-Impressionism, Abstract art, Surrealism, + more

Nationality: Hungary, Austria-Hungary, Romania

Art Forms: Painting

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Stefan Jäger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from Hungary
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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 Hungarian painter - since in the first half of his life he lived in what was part of Hungary, and some of his early career was spent in Budapest under the influence of Hungarian painters; a Romanian painter - since in the second half of his life his home region was part of Romania, and his contribution to Romanian culture was recognised by the government through awards in his lifetime and the maintenance of his home as museum up to the present; and a German painter - since, though he never lived in Germany, his ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: Hungary, Germany

Art Forms: Painting

Master MS is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from Hungary
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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 true name is unknown, he is sometimes identified with various other Gothic "masters". German art historians generally identify him with J. Brieu, a painter from Augsburg. Also some art historians identify him with Master M. Z. German engraver and goldsmith from Munich. According to the new research the anonym master is very likely to have been a Hungarian painter called Sebestyén, whose name is mentioned in the charter of Banská Štiavnica in 1507. His art combining dramatic depth and colourful decorative ...more on Wikipedia

Associated periods or movements: Renaissance

Nationality: Hungary, Germany

Art Forms: Painting

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