The Museum of Avant-garde

Vilmos Huszár

Hungary (1884—1960)
With a background in Applied Arts in Budapest, Huszár travelled to Munich, Paris, London and the Netherlands, where he settled to work as interior and graphic designer, as well as continuing to paint. He founded the De Stijl movement, together with van Doesburg, Mondrian, van der Leck, Oud and others. He applied the De Stijl principles and theory to furniture making and textile design. He also designed the De Stijl Journal covers. After 1923 he left the movement to return to figurative painting.