Lajos Kassák (1887-1967)

Death: 22nd July 1967
Location: Farkasréti temető / Farkasréti Cemetery, Budapest, Hungary
Photo taken by: Dr Varga József

Hungarian poet, novelist, painter, essayist, editor, theoretician of the avant-garde, and occasional translator. He was among the first genuine working-class writers in Hungarian literature. Self-taught, he became a writer within the socialist movement and published journals important to the radical intellectual culture of Budapest in the early 1900s. Although he cannot be fully identified with any single avant-garde movement, he adopted elements of expressionism, futurism and dadaism.