50 Notable alumni of
Hungarian University of Fine Arts

The Hungarian University of Fine Arts is 1151st in the world, 389th in Europe, and 7th in Hungary by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 50 notable alumni from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Mihály Munkácsy

    Mihály Munkácsy
    Born in
    Ukraine Flag Ukraine
    Years
    1844-1900 (aged 56)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Mihály Munkácsy was a Hungarian painter. He earned international reputation with his genre pictures and large-scale biblical paintings.

  2. George Pal

    George Pal
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1908-1980 (aged 72)
    Enrolled in the Hungarian University of Fine Arts
    In 1928 studied architecture
    Occupations
    film producerfilm directorscreenwriteranimatorcinematographer
    Biography

    George Pal was a Hungarian-American animator, film director and producer, principally associated with the fantasy and science-fiction genres. He became an American citizen after emigrating from Europe.

  3. Győző Szabó

    Győző Szabó
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Enrolled in the Hungarian University of Fine Arts
    1990-1998 studied graphic design
    Occupations
    actorgraphic designersinger
    Biography

    Győző Szabó is a Hungarian actor. He appeared in more than sixty films since 1994.

  4. Zoltán Fábri

    Zoltán Fábri
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1917-1994 (aged 77)
    Enrolled in the Hungarian University of Fine Arts
    Studied in 1938
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriteractor
    Biography

    Zoltán Fábri was a Hungarian film director and screenwriter. His films The Boys of Paul Street (1969) and Hungarians (1978) were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. His 1965 film Twenty Hours shared the Grand Prix with War and Peace at the 4th Moscow International Film Festival. His 1969 film The Toth Family was entered into the 7th Moscow International Film Festival. His 1975 film 141 Minutes from the Unfinished Sentence was entered into the 9th Moscow International Film Festival, where he won a Special Prize for Directing.

  5. Vilmos Aba-Novák

    Vilmos Aba-Novák
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1894-1941 (aged 47)
    Enrolled in the Hungarian University of Fine Arts
    1912-1914 studied drawing
    Occupations
    painterengraver
    Biography

    Vilmos Aba-Novák was a Hungarian painter and graphic artist. He was an original representative of modern art in his country, and specifically of its modern monumental painting. He was also the celebrated author of frescoes and church murals at Szeged and Budapest, and was officially patronized by the Hungarian nobility.

  6. Victor Ambrus

    Victor Ambrus
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1935-.. (age 87)
    Occupations
    illustrator
    Biography

    Victor Ambrus was a Hungarian-born British illustrator of history, folk tales, and animal story books. He also became known from his appearances on the Channel 4 television archaeology series Time Team, on which he visualised how sites under excavation may have once looked. Ambrus was an Associate of the Royal College of Art and a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Arts and the Royal Society of Painters, Etchers and Engravers. He was also a patron of the Association of Archaeological Illustrators and Surveyors up until its merger with the Institute for Archaeologists in 2011.

  7. Joseph Csaky

    Joseph Csaky
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1888-1971 (aged 83)
    Enrolled in the Hungarian University of Fine Arts
    Studied in 1905
    Occupations
    sculptorartist
    Biography

    Joseph Csaky was a Hungarian avant-garde artist, sculptor, and graphic artist, best known for his early participation in the Cubist movement as a sculptor. Csaky was one of the first sculptors in Paris to apply the principles of pictorial Cubism to his art. A pioneer of modern sculpture, Csaky is among the most important sculptors of the early 20th century. He was an active member of the Section d'Or group between 1911 and 1914, and closely associated with Crystal Cubism, Purism, De Stijl, Abstract art, and Art Deco throughout the 1920s and 1930s.

  8. Alexandre Trauner

    Alexandre Trauner
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1906-1993 (aged 87)
    Enrolled in the Hungarian University of Fine Arts
    Studied in 1924-1929
    Occupations
    scenographerproduction designer
    Biography

    Alexandre Trauner was a production designer.

  9. Imre Varga

    Imre Varga
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1923-2019 (aged 96)
    Enrolled in the Hungarian University of Fine Arts
    Studied in 1951-1956
    Occupations
    sculptorpolitician
    Biography

    Imre Varga was a Hungarian sculptor, painter, designer and graphic artist. He was regarded as one of Hungary's most important living artists, and he has been called one of the "most skilled sculptors in Hungary."

  10. Gyula László

    Gyula László
    Born in
    Romania Flag Romania
    Years
    1910-1998 (aged 88)
    Enrolled in the Hungarian University of Fine Arts
    Studied in 1933
    Occupations
    historianarchaeologistartist
    Biography

    Gyula László was a Hungarian historian, archaeologist and artist.

  11. Judit Reigl

    Judit Reigl
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1923-2020 (aged 97)
    Enrolled in the Hungarian University of Fine Arts
    Studied in 1941-1946
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Judit Reigl was a Hungarian painter who lived in France.

  12. Jenő Barcsay

    Jenő Barcsay
    Born in
    Romania Flag Romania
    Years
    1900-1988 (aged 88)
    Enrolled in the Hungarian University of Fine Arts
    Studied in 1924
    Occupations
    painterlecturergraphic designer
    Biography

    Jenő Barcsay was a Hungarian painter.

  13. Zsigmond Kisfaludi Strobl

    Zsigmond Kisfaludi Strobl
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1884-1975 (aged 91)
    Enrolled in the Hungarian University of Fine Arts
    Studied in 1905-1908
    Occupations
    sculptorartist
    Biography

    Zsigmond Kisfaludi Strobl was a Hungarian sculptor and artist. His sculptural style integrated elements of realism and academism style mainly engaged in creating portrait busts.

  14. Lajos Vajda

    Lajos Vajda
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1908-1941 (aged 33)
    Enrolled in the Hungarian University of Fine Arts
    Studied in 1927-1929
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Lajos Vajda was a Hungarian painter and graphic artist. From 1927 to 1930 he was a student of István Csók at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts.

  15. Mikuláš Galanda

    Mikuláš Galanda
    Born in
    Slovakia Flag Slovakia
    Years
    1895-1938 (aged 43)
    Enrolled in the Hungarian University of Fine Arts
    Studied in 1916
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Mikuláš Galanda was a painter and illustrator who was one of the most important pioneers and propagators of Slovak modern art. He is buried in the National Cemetery in Martin.

  16. Péter Forgács

    Péter Forgács
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Enrolled in the Hungarian University of Fine Arts
    Studied in 1971-1971
    Occupations
    photographerfilm directorfilm producer
    Biography

    Péter Forgács is a media artist and independent filmmaker based in Budapest, Hungary. He is best known for his "Private Hungary" series of award winning films based on home movies from the 1930s and 1960s, which document ordinary lives that were soon to be ruptured by an extraordinary historical trauma that occurs off screen.

  17. Béla Iványi-Grünwald

    Béla Iványi-Grünwald
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1867-1940 (aged 73)
    Enrolled in the Hungarian University of Fine Arts
    Studied in 1886
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Béla Iványi-Grünwald was a Hungarian painter, a leading member of the Nagybánya artists' colony and founder of the Kecskemét artists' colony.

  18. István Nagy

    István Nagy
    Born in
    Romania Flag Romania
    Years
    1873-1937 (aged 64)
    Enrolled in the Hungarian University of Fine Arts
    Studied in 1899
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    István Nagy was a Hungarian artist who specialized in landscapes and figure painting.

  19. János Thorma

    János Thorma
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1870-1937 (aged 67)
    Enrolled in the Hungarian University of Fine Arts
    Studied in 1887-1889
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    János Thorma was a Hungarian painter. A representative figure of the Nagybánya artists' colony, which started in 1896, in Nagybánya, Austria-Hungary (today Baia Mare, Romania), He moved through different styles, shifted from the naturalism that was the aesthetic of the colony, to historical subjects, to romantic realism and to a Post-Impressionism style. His work is held by the Hungarian National Gallery, the Thorma János Múzeum, regional museums and private collectors.

  20. Miloš Alexander Bazovský

    Miloš Alexander Bazovský
    Born in
    Slovakia Flag Slovakia
    Years
    1899-1968 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Miloš Alexander Bazovský was an eminent Slovak painter, often ranked among the most prominent figures of 20th-century art from Slovakia.

  21. Ivan Tabaković

    Ivan Tabaković
    Born in
    Romania Flag Romania
    Years
    1898-1977 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    paintersculptordrawer
    Biography

    Ivan Tabaković was an Austro-Hungarian-born Serbian painter.

  22. Orshi Drozdik

    Orshi Drozdik
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Enrolled in the Hungarian University of Fine Arts
    Studied in 1970-1977
    Occupations
    graphic designeruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Orshi Drozdik is a feminist visual artist based in New York City. Her work consists of drawings, paintings, photographs, etchings, performances, videos, sculptures, installations, academic writings and fiction, that explore connected themes, sometimes over an extended period. Through her work, organized into several topics, she explores themes that undermine the traditional and erotic representation of women: Individual Mythologies, Adventure in Tecnos Dystopium, and Manufacturing the Self. She is influenced by Valéria Dienes, János Zsilka, Susan Sontag, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Luce Irigaray, Walter Benjamin, and Michel Foucault, among others. Her working method: critical analysis of meaning, influenced her contemporaries, her students and later generations of women artists.

  23. Octavian Smigelschi

    Octavian Smigelschi
    Born in
    Romania Flag Romania
    Years
    1866-1912 (aged 46)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Octavian or Octav Smigelschi was an Austro-Hungarian painter and printmaker, one of the leading culturally Romanian artists in his native Transylvania. Of mixed Polish, Aromanian, and possibly Ruthenian, background, he identified mainly with the Romanian-speaking Greek-Catholics, although some of his most important work was also done for the rival Romanian Orthodox Church. Smigelschi studied under Bertalan Székely at the Drawing School and Art Teachers' College in Budapest, becoming familiar with the historicist trend in contemporary Hungarian art. While working on and off at high schools in Upper Hungary and Transylvania, he experimented with borrowings from ancient Romanian handicrafts. Smigelschi's European journeys with Arthur Coulin took him to Cervara di Roma, where he studied Renaissance art, while moving away from academic art and into Symbolism and Art Nouveau.

  24. Franz Eisenhut

    Franz Eisenhut
    Born in
    Serbia Flag Serbia
    Years
    1857-1903 (aged 46)
    Occupations
    painterdrawer
    Biography

    Franz Eisenhut was a prominent Danube Swabian Realist and Orientalist painter. He is considered one of Austria-Hungary's greatest academic painters in the second half of the 19th century. His most famous and recognizable paintings include Death of Gül Baba, Battle of Zenta, Slave trade and Cock fighting and many other, depicting mostly motifs from the Orient. His works can be found in many European museums across the continent.

  25. Béla Nagy Abodi

    Béla Nagy Abodi
    Born in
    Romania Flag Romania
    Years
    1918-2012 (aged 94)
    Enrolled in the Hungarian University of Fine Arts
    Studied in 1941
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Béla Nagy Abodi was an Hungarian painter, and professor of the Academy of Fine Arts in Cluj-Napoca. That studied at Belle-Arte Academy and ended up being at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts. He spent 5 years in the Hungarian army then imprisoned as a war prisoner in Russia. He eventually ended up being a teacher at the same academy. He studied in the class of Camil Ressu at the Academia de Belle-Arte in Bucharest, and then went to the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest, as a student of István Szőnyi.

  26. Győző Czigler

    Győző Czigler
    Born in
    Romania Flag Romania
    Years
    1850-1905 (aged 55)
    Occupations
    architectschool teacher
    Biography

    Győző Czigler was a Hungarian architect and academic.

  27. István Beöthy

    István Beöthy
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1897-1961 (aged 64)
    Enrolled in the Hungarian University of Fine Arts
    Studied in 1920-1924
    Occupations
    architectsculptor
    Biography

    István Beöthy (1897 – 27 November 1961) was a Hungarian sculptor and architect who mainly lived and worked in France.

  28. Líviusz Gyulai

    Líviusz Gyulai
    Born in
    Romania Flag Romania
    Years
    1937-2021 (aged 84)
    Enrolled in the Hungarian University of Fine Arts
    Studied in 1962
    Occupations
    graphic designerillustratorgraphic artist
    Biography

    Líviusz Gyulai was a Hungarian graphic artist, printmaker, illustrator.

  29. Károly Patkó

    Károly Patkó
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1895-1941 (aged 46)
    Enrolled in the Hungarian University of Fine Arts
    Studied in 1914-1923
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Karoly Patko was a twentieth century Hungarian painter and copper engraver, noted for his nude paintings in a plastic presentation.

  30. Ivan Radović

    Ivan Radović
    Born in
    Serbia Flag Serbia
    Years
    1894-1973 (aged 79)
    Enrolled in the Hungarian University of Fine Arts
    Studied in 1917-1919
    Occupations
    art critictennis playerpainter
    Biography

    Ivan Radović was a Yugoslav tennis player and painter of Serbian ethnicity.

  31. András Beck

    András Beck
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1911-1985 (aged 74)
    Enrolled in the Hungarian University of Fine Arts
    Studied in 1929-1933
    Occupations
    sculptor
    Biography

    András Beck was a Hungarian sculptor. He was noted for his symbolic and expressionist bronze statuettes and portrait busts.

  32. József Breznay

    József Breznay
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1916-2012 (aged 96)
    Enrolled in the Hungarian University of Fine Arts
    Studied in 1934-1939
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    József Breznay was a Hungarian painter.

  33. Károly Antal

    Károly Antal
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1909-1994 (aged 85)
    Enrolled in the Hungarian University of Fine Arts
    Studied in 1928-1934
    Occupations
    sculptor
    Biography

    Károly Antal was a twentieth century Hungarian sculptor. His sculptural style reflected neoclassicism style.

  34. Károly Klimó

    Károly Klimó
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1936-.. (age 86)
    Enrolled in the Hungarian University of Fine Arts
    Studied in 1956-1962
    Occupations
    artistpainteruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Károly Klimó is a Hungarian artist, one of the best known Hungarian artists of the present day. He is a non-figurative artist, member of the Széchenyi Academy of Literature and Arts.

  35. István Kiss

    István Kiss
    Born in
    Romania Flag Romania
    Years
    1927-1997 (aged 70)
    Enrolled in the Hungarian University of Fine Arts
    Studied in 1953
    Occupations
    sculptor
    Biography

    István Kiss was a Hungarian sculptor and a member of the Hungarian Socialist Workers' Party Central Committee between 1975 and 1989.

  36. Lajos Csordák

    Lajos Csordák
    Born in
    Slovakia Flag Slovakia
    Years
    1864-1937 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    painterart educator
    Biography

    Lajos Csordák was a Hungarian painter.

  37. Miklós Kiss

    Miklós Kiss
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Enrolled in the Hungarian University of Fine Arts
    Studied in 2001
    Occupations
    designer
    Biography

    kissmiklos is a Hungarian designer and visual artist known for incorporating elements of graphic design, design, fine art and architecture in his work. His art is characterized by a strong conceptual approach and an outstandingly aesthetic quality. In his branding and graphic designs, he has developed his unmistakably clean and distinctive style.

  38. Zeev Kun

    Zeev Kun
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1930-.. (age 92)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Zeev Kun is an Israeli painter of Hungarian origin. He is the father of the artist Shay Kun.

  39. Lilla von Puttkamer

    Lilla von Puttkamer
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    artistpainter
    Biography

    Lilla von Puttkamer is a contemporary German-Hungarian painter. Her work includes painting, drawing and performance. She lives and works in Berlin.

  40. Tihamér Margitay

    Tihamér Margitay
    Born in
    Slovakia Flag Slovakia
    Years
    1859-1922 (aged 63)
    Enrolled in the Hungarian University of Fine Arts
    Studied in 1874-1879
    Occupations
    painterartist
    Biography

    Tihamér Margitay was a Hungarian painter. He was born in Jenke, Austria-Hungary, (today Jenkovice, Slovakia). He painted anecdotic, so-called "parlour pictures", in the style of Jules Bastien-Lepage.

  41. Louis Tinayre

    Louis Tinayre
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1861-1942 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Louis Tinayre was a French illustrator and painter. He did panoramas and dioramas of Madagascar and paintings of Albert I, Prince of Monaco on his hunts around the world.

  42. Ragnhild Butenschøn

    Ragnhild Butenschøn
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1912-1992 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    sculptor
    Biography

    Ragnhild Butenschøn, née Jakhelln was a Norwegian sculptor. She was especially known for her church art.

  43. Balázs Diószegi

    Balázs Diószegi
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1914-1999 (aged 85)
    Enrolled in the Hungarian University of Fine Arts
    Studied in 1933-1938
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Balázs Diószegi was a Hungarian painter.

  44. Félix Bódog Widder

    Félix Bódog Widder
    Born in
    Romania Flag Romania
    Years
    1874-1939 (aged 65)
    Enrolled in the Hungarian University of Fine Arts
    Studied in 1892-1896
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Félix Bódog Widder was a Hungarian painter, graphic designer and teacher.

  45. Lilla Bodor

    Lilla Bodor
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Enrolled in the Hungarian University of Fine Arts
    Studied in 2007
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Lilla Bodor, Hungarian painter.

  46. Lajos Csontó

    Lajos Csontó
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Enrolled in the Hungarian University of Fine Arts
    Studied in 1990
    Occupations
    artist
    Biography

    Lajos Csontó is a Hungarian artist.

  47. Barbara Baska

    Barbara Baska
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    cinematographer
    Biography

    Barbara Baska is a graphic designer and cinematographer.

  48. Suzanne Balkanyi

    Suzanne Balkanyi
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1922-2005 (aged 83)
    Enrolled in the Hungarian University of Fine Arts
    Studied in 1947
    Occupations
    artist
    Biography

    Suzanne Balkanyi was a French-Hungarian artist, particularly for her humorous etchings of Paris street scenes. After narrowly escaping transportation to Auschwitz in 1944, she left Hungary in 1947 to live in Paris, where she worked until her death.

  49. László László Révész

    László László Révész
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1957-2021 (aged 64)
    Enrolled in the Hungarian University of Fine Arts
    Studied in 1977-1981
    Occupations
    painterperformance artist
    Biography

    László László Révész was a Hungarian painter and performance artist. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in 1981 and an MA in animation from Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest in 1986. Révész defended his DLA dissertation "Pictorial narrative in the Fine Arts" in 2010.

  50. Ödön Vaszkó

    Ödön Vaszkó
    Born in
    Serbia Flag Serbia
    Years
    1896-1945 (aged 49)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Ödön Vaszkó was a Hungarian painter.