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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
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.