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Fogg Art Museum opens this week an exhibition of more than 60 works of art by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy to run until Monday, February 27.
The exhibition, which ranges from abstract paintings to "Space Modulators" and sculptures in plexiglas, shows the works of he Hungarian painter, typographer; sculptor, industrial designer, photographer, and writer.
Born in 1895. Moholy-Nagy took up painting after World War I and migrated to Berlin in 1920. He first gained fame through his work as a teacher in he Bauhaus at Weimar under Walter Gropius, now professor of Architecture at the Graduate School of Design.
Leaving Germany when the Nazis come to power, he lived for a few years in Holland and England before he settled in Chicago. There he founded the Institute of Design, which directed until his death in 1946.
Moholy-Nagy wrote: "Out time is one of transition, one of striving towards a synthesis of all knowledge. A person with imagination can function now as an integrator."
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