Gyorgy Kepes (Famous Works)


Gyorgy Kepes (U.S.A., b. Hungary 1906-2001)
Lichtenberg figures: A. R. von Hippel (1951)
Photographic enlargement on particleboard
Lent by Department of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries

Gyorgy Kepes, the painter, designer, author and educator who emigrated to the U.S. in 1937; taught design at the New Bauhaus in Chicago; and also founded and directed the Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS) at MIT, died on Dec. 29, 2001 at the age of 95.

“Gyorgy Kepes was the greatest pioneer in the marriage of art and technology in America, if not the world. He was a visionary, a towering intellect and a breathtaking artist. He single-handedly created the Center for Advanced Visual Studies and turned it into an internationally acclaimed program for the development of the finest in late 20th-century art. His work will endure for many centuries to come,” ~Alan Brody (associate provost for the arts)