Konstalbum-Béla Kádár

Béla Kádár B: 1877 in Budapest, Hungary D: 1956 in Budapest, Hungary

Béla Kádár

Béla Kádár - Before Dinner, Early 1910

Béla Kádár - Blue Landscapes (Trees, Houses) ca 1921

Béla Kádár - Bride with Cat, Mid 1930s

Béla Kádár - Circle of Life (Draft of Mural) ca 1912

Béla Kádár - Cityscape ca 1925-28

Béla Kádár - Cityscape with Bridge 1910

Béla Kádár - Composition with Figures and Horse ca 1940

Béla Kádár - Composition ca 1920

Béla Kádár - Composition II, ca 1925-28

Béla Kádár - Composition 1920

Béla Kádár - Cow Picture ca 1924

Béla Kádár - Cows 1923

Béla Kádár - Going to the Fair ca 1921

Béla Kádár - Horse in the Village Square 1937-1943

Béla Kádár - Inside the Front Room 1910

Béla Kádár - Interior early 1910

Béla Kádár - Landscape with Iron early 1940s

Béla Kádár - Late Night Rendezvous ca 1924

Béla Kádár - Longing 1925

Béla Kádár - Mother and Child 1936

Béla Kádár - Musical Still Life Ladies Desktop mid 1930s

Béla Kádár - Musicians (Music) 1930s

Béla Kádár - Pig ca 1924

Béla Kádár - Revellers 1922-23

Béla Kádár - Riverside Cityscape ca 1921

Béla Kádár - Seated Nude ca 1930s

Béla Kádár - Seduction 1923

Béla Kádár - Selling the Horse ca 1927

Béla Kádár - Sisters, Early 1930s

Béla Kádár - Still Life 1930

Béla Kádár - Still Life with a Red Vase 1939

Béla Kádár - Still Life with Chessboard and Pipe 1926

Béla Kádár - Still Life with Pears and Apples mid 1930s

Béla Kádár - Stilleben 1920

Béla Kádár - Seated Nudes

Béla Kádár - Art Deco Constructivism

Béla Kádár - Cubist Figure

Béla Kádár - Woman with Blue Necklace ca 1930

Béla Kádár - Composition

Béla Kádár - Conversation

Béla Kádár - Eastern European Street in Spring

Béla Kádár - Eastern European Street in Winter

Béla Kádár - Feast on the Square

Béla Kádár - Femmes Nues

Béla Kádár - Figures in a Square

Béla Kádár - Jeune Fille avec un Bol de Fruits

Béla Kádár was an Hungarian artist born to a  (working-class) middle-class Jewish family. Began painting murals in Budapest. He had considerable international success in the 1920s and 1930s and exhibited in important spaces in Hungary, Berlin (Der Sturm Gallery) and New York (Brooklyn Museum). His first major exhibition was in Berlin in 1923 in which expressionist works were exhibited. Presented two solo exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum of Art.

and, due to his fathers early death, was apprenticed as an iron-turner after completing only six years in primary school. He eventually began his career as an artist by painting murals in Budapest. In the wake of the First World War however, and its tragic political outcomes, the promising process that could have made modern art take root in Hungary was interrupted for a long while. Though not initially persecuted politically, Kadar, due to his leftist commitments, found himself in a void in Budapest; Having already made two pilgrimages to Paris and Berlin by 1910, he was keen to appear on international testing grounds, both existentially and professionally and by 1918 he had left his family behind to try himself in Western Europe. Kadars first important exhibition came in October 1923 at Herwarth Waldens gallery Der Sturm, in Berlin. During the course of the Berlin years, Kadars earlier expressionist style changed: the emotionally charged and powerful graphic tone that characterised his work before the 1920s was replaced by a more romantic mood. Elements of folk tale and fantasy gained prominence whilst his subject matter became more narrative. Influenced by the German Expressionist artists and Der Blaue Reiters, Kadar depicted rustic village scenes within primary compositions. His surrealistic dream imagery is more akin to Marc Chagalls compositions however. Kadar adopted in his work a remarkable number of international trends, including Cubism, Futurism, Neo-Primitivism, Constructivism, and the Metaphysical School.

with considerable international success in the 1920s and 1930s and exhibited in important spaces in Hungary, Berlin (Der Sturm Gallery) and New York (Brooklyn Museum).


In 1937 his works were exhibited in the notorious "Degenerate Art" exhibition, in which the Nazis presented leading artists who created "Jewish and Bolshevik" art, such as Picasso and Ernst Kirchner.

When the Nazis occupied Hungary, Kadar was forced to live under the guise of the Budapest ghetto. He served as assistant to the ghetto doctor, and on his prescription pages he drew scenes from ghetto life and added comments. After the war he died and was forgotten in Hungary.

At the end of the war he was miraculously saved by Raoul Wallenberg.