The Most Famous Hungarian Artist: Revealing the Top Talent

Choose the artist you think is the most famous!

Author: Gregor Krambs
Updated on Apr 18, 2024 08:11
Welcome to StrawPoll, where your opinion matters! We are thrilled to present our latest exciting ranking: "Who is the most famous Hungarian artist?" This captivating poll brings together the finest Hungarian artists from various disciplines - be it painting, sculpture, or even performance art! Dive into the rich cultural tapestry of Hungary and explore the creative genius of these exceptional talents. Cast your vote for your favorite artist, and if you feel someone is missing from our list, don't hesitate to suggest an addition. Unleash your inner art connoisseur and join thousands of others as we embark on a journey to discover and celebrate the unparalleled artistic contributions of these remarkable Hungarian maestros. So, what are you waiting for? Click through and let the voting begin!

Who Is the Most Famous Hungarian Artist?

  1. 1
    Victor Vasarely
    Unknown authorUnknown author · Public domain
    Known as the founder of the Op-Art movement, Vasarely's geometric patterns and optical illusions have made him one of the most famous Hungarian artists.
    Victor Vasarely in other rankings
  2. 2
    László Moholy-Nagy
    Hugo Erfurth · Public domain
    A painter, photographer, and Bauhaus professor, Moholy-Nagy was a key figure in the development of modernist art and design.
  3. 3
    Béla Bartók
    Unknown authorUnknown author · Public domain
    One of the most important composers of the 20th century, Bartók's work drew heavily on Hungarian folk music and is widely regarded as a hallmark of modernism.
    Béla Bartók in other rankings
  4. 4
    Miklós Rózsa
    Unknown authorUnknown author · Public domain
    A composer of film scores, Rózsa won three Academy Awards for his work on Ben-Hur, A Double Life, and Spellbound.
    Miklós Rózsa in other rankings
  5. 5
    Zoltán Kodály
    Pál M. Vajda · Public domain
    Another composer who drew on Hungarian folk music, Kodály's work was influential in both classical and choral music.
    Zoltán Kodály in other rankings
  6. 6
    Ferenc Puskás
    Anefo · CC0
    One of the greatest footballers of all time, Puskás led Hungary's "Golden Team" to the World Cup final in 1954.
    Ferenc Puskás in other rankings
  7. 7
    Ernő Rubik
    Babak Mansouri · Public domain
    The inventor of the Rubik's Cube, one of the most popular and enduring puzzles of all time.
    Ernő Rubik in other rankings
  8. 8
    A composer known for his experimental and avant-garde works, Ligeti's music has been used in films such as 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Shining.
    György Ligeti in other rankings
  9. 9
    Zsolt Petry
    --Steindy (talk) 15:31, 29 August 2019 (UTC) · CC BY-SA 4.0
    A former Hungarian footballer turned coach, Petry is currently the goalkeeper coach for the German national team.
  10. 10
    A contemporary painter and sculptor, Markus's work has been exhibited around the world and is known for its intricate detail and vibrant colors.

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Ranking factors for famous artist

  1. International recognition and success
    This includes the artist's level of fame and notability outside of Hungary, as well as their impact on the international art world.
  2. Cultural and artistic significance
    This involves the artist's contribution to Hungarian culture and the significance of their work in the history of Hungarian art.
  3. Critical acclaim
    This refers to the critical reception of the artist's work, including any awards, accolades or positive reviews they have received.
  4. Innovation and originality
    This measures how innovative or original the artist's style and approach to their creative work is for their time.
  5. Popularity and influence
    This looks at the artist's popularity within Hungary, as well as their impact on the local art scene and the influence they have had on other Hungarian artists.

About this ranking

This is a community-based ranking of the most famous Hungarian artist. We do our best to provide fair voting, but it is not intended to be exhaustive. So if you notice something or artist is missing, feel free to help improve the ranking!


  • 178 votes
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Voting Rules

A participant may cast an up or down vote for each artist once every 24 hours. The rank of each artist is then calculated from the weighted sum of all up and down votes.

More information on most famous hungarian artist

Hungary has a rich cultural heritage, producing some of the most celebrated artists in the world. From the fields of fine art, music, literature, and film, Hungarian artists have made significant contributions to the global art scene. When it comes to identifying the most famous Hungarian artist, there are several names that come to mind. Some of the most prominent names include Béla Bartók, Franz Liszt, and Zoltán Kodály in music, László Moholy-Nagy and Victor Vasarely in visual arts, and Ferenc Molnár and Imre Kertész in literature. These artists have left an indelible mark on their respective fields and continue to inspire new generations of artists worldwide. In this article, we will explore the life and works of these artists and discover who is truly the most famous Hungarian artist of all time.

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