The Museum of Avant-garde

Anna Beöthy Steiner

Romania (1902—1985)
Steiner studied journalism in Budapest and travelled to Austria, Germany and Italy. She was influenced by Futurism and Orphism. In 1927 she moved to Paris, where she met and married István Beöthy. In 1931 she founded the group Abstraction-Création together with Arp, Gabo, Mondrian and Vantongerloo. Her work covered illustrations, textile design, mastering the use of colours, contrasts and simple geometry, which became an inspiration for the future Op Art. She stopped working in 1934, to return to some artistic expression only in 1960s.