(July 20, 1895–Nov. 24, 1946)
Hungarian-born abstract painter, designer, typographer, photographer, filmmaker and theorist. After being severely wounded in the Austro-Hungarian Army, started to draw and paint. Appointed in 1923 to the Bauhaus at Weimar, first as head of the metal workshop, then experimented in photography. Moved in 1937 to Chicago, and became director of the New Bauhaus and later opened his own School of Design.
photo and text by Joe Collier