László Moholy-Nagy

1895 (Bácsborsod, Hungary) – 1946 (Chicago)

Moholy was linked to Schwitters’ advertising business. Hausmann was a lifelong friend and sharer of cross-disciplinary ideas. Gropius appointed Moholy to the Bauhaus, making him his closest associate; Albers and Breuer were fellow teachers there, while Gropius, Breuer and he later lived in the same block of London flats. Kepes followed him from Berlin to Chicago as assistant, collaborator and colleague, while Eisenstein asked his students to help on a pioneering fly-through shot. Grierson, Read, Hepworth, Nicholson, Moore and Betjeman were among his London circle. Holidaying in France, he took photographs while Giedion wrote about them.