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List of Hungarian Americans

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This is a list of NOTABLE HUNGARIAN-AMERICANS ONLY including both original immigrants who obtained American citizenship and their American descendants. All others will be removed. Please do not include Canadian, Australian or British Hungarians. Please list all entries alphabetically.

Many Hungarians emigrated to the United States during the Second World War and after the Soviet invasion in 1956 during Operation Safe Haven.

To be included in this list, the person must have a Wikipedia article showing they are Hungarian American or must have references show they are Hungarian American and are notable.


Actors, performers, and comedians

Filmmakers, Cinematographers, Playwrights

Fine Artists and Photographers

  • John Albok - (1894–1982) Hungarian born photographer who immigrated to the US and documented street scenes in New York City during the Great Depression and later.
  • Robert Capa - (1913-1954) born Endre Ernő Friedmann in Budapest, photographer and a founder of Magnum Photos, brother of Cornell Capa.
  • Cornell Capa - (1918-2008) born Kornél Friedmann in Budapest, founder of the International Center of Photography in New York, brother of Robert Capa.
  • Elmyr de Hory - (1906-1976) born Elemér Albert Hoffmann. Noted artist and art forger. The 1977 Orson Welles documentary F For Fake is about de Hory.
  • Andre de Dienes - (1913-1985) born Andor György Ikafalvi-Dienes in Torja, Hungary, today Turia, Romania. Noted photographer of Marilyn Monroe, nudes, fashion and Native American culture.
  • Sari Dienes - (1898-1992) born as Sarolta Maria Anna Chylinska in Debreczen, Austria-Hungary, today Debrecen, Hungary was a prolific fine artist who studied in Paris with Fernand Léger. She was a significant influence on Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns and a pioneer in the Art of Assemblage.
  • Arnold Eagle - (1909-1992) born in Budapest. Noted New York City documentary photographer, Photo League early member and FSA photographer.
  • Pál Fried - (1993-1976) born in Budapest. He was a Hungarian-American artist best known for his eroticized paintings of female dancers and nudes.
  • Hugo Gellért - (1892-1985) born Hugó Grünbaum in Budapest was an illustrator and muralist. He was a member of the Communist Party of America and created work for political activism in the 1920s and 1930s. In the US his works were featured prominently in The Masses, The Liberator The New Masses, later he was at The New Yorker and was on staff at the New York Times.
  • Milton Glaser - 1929-2020) born in New York to Hungarian parents. He was a graphic designer and a co-founder of Push Pin Studios. His designs include the I Love New York logo, and the Bob Dylan poster.
  • Lajos (Louis) Jambor - post-impressionism painter, illustrator, muralist
  • Tibor Kálmán - (1949-1999) born in Budapest. Graphic designer and author.
  • Steven Kemenyffy - ceramic artist, known for his raku work.
  • André Kertész - (1894-1985) born Andor Kohn in Budapest. Noted for his pre World War II photography of Hungary, then his work in Paris with Brassaï, later for his photos of New York City.
  • Balthazar Korab - (1926-2013) born Boldizsár Koráb in Budapest, was a noted Architectural Photographer based in Detroit, Michigan
  • Joseph Kosuth - (1945-) born in Toledo Ohio, he’s a relative of Lajos Kossuth, who achieved notability for his role in the Hungarian Revolution of 1848. Kosuth is a noted conceptual artist, he was on the faculty of The School of Visual Arts in New York for many years.
  • Herman Lipót- (1884-1972) Noted Hungarian painter.
  • Csaba Markus - artist, publisher
  • László Moholy-Nagy - (1895-1946) born László Weisz in Bácsborsód, Hungary. Distinguished painter, designer, photographer and teacher at the Bauhaus School in Weimar, Germany. He was the founder of the New Bauhaus in Chicago in 1937.
  • Martin Munkácsi - (1896-1963) born Márton Mermelstein in Kolozsvár, Hungary, now Cluj, Romania. Originally a photojournalist, he became a fashion photographer and was known for shooting models in action. He photographed for all the famous magazines in pre Nazi Germany and left for New York in 1933 where he was signed by Harpers Bazaar.
  • Nickolas Muray - (1892-1965) born Miklós Mandl in Szeged, Hungary. He was a noted celebrity and fashion photographer and an Olympic saber fencer.
  • Albert Nemethy - painter, noted for being one of the Hudson Valley's most legendary art figures.[8]
  • Sylvia Plachy - (1943-) born in Budapest is a photographer. Noted for her weekly Untitled Tour series in The Village Voice. She has published many books and has exhibitions world wide. She is the mother of Academy Award winning actor Adrien Brody.
  • William Andrew Pogany (1882-1955) born Vilmos András Pogány in Szeged was a prolific artist and book illustrator in the Art Novueau style.
  • Tamás Révész - photographer
  • Marcel Sternberger - (1899–1956) noted Hungarian born photographer who emigrated to the U.S. in 1938. As a skilled portrait photographer, he photographed the famous of the postwar era. The Roosevelt dime was based on his photograph of Franklin D. Roosevelt. He died suddenly in an automobile accident in 1956.
  • Suzanne Szász - (1915-1997) born in Budapest. Photographer of children, cats and family life, she published about a dozen books and is best known for The Silent Miaow: A Manual For Kittens, Strays, And Homeless Cats (1964) with author Paul Gallico. She was a founding member along with her husband Ray Schorr of the American Society of Magazine Photographers.
  • George Tscherny - (1924-) Budapest born graphic designer, photographer and educator. He establish the graphic design department at the School of Visual Arts in New York, and designed a series of posters to appear in the subways, and the school's current logo among other projects.
  • Frank Varga, sculptor
  • Ferenc Varga, sculptor
  • Elisabeth Weber-Fulop - (1883-1938) born in Budapest she was a noted artist trained in Paris and exhibited in Paris, Milan Vienna and Budapest. After emigrating to the US in 1929 she continued to exhibit in Memphis and Boston.
  • Ylla, animal portrait photographer


Scientists, Economists

Authors, editors, and journalists

Musicians, conductors, and composers


Arts, fashion, design, architecture, hospitality industry

See also


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External links

Media related to American people of Hungarian descent at Wikimedia Commons

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