Lajos Kassak

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Appreciating the works of Lajos Kassák today. Particularly his works in a series called 'pictorial architecture' (shown above) , his set design illustrations and his later collage work in the 1960's.

Lajos Kassák (March 21, 1887, Érsekújvár – July 22, 1967, Budapest) was a Hungarian poet, novelist, painter, essayist, editor, theoretician of the avant-garde, and occasional translator. He was among the first genuine working-class writers in Hungarian literature. Self-taught, he became a writer within the socialist movement and published journals important to the radical intellectual culture of Budapest in the early 1900s.

Although he cannot be fully identified with any single avant-garde movement, he adopted elements of expressionismfuturism and dadaism. - WIKI

Emily Alston