Béla Kádár (Hungarian, 1877–1956) was born in Budapest and became one of the most well-known artists of the Hungarian Avant-Garde during the firs half of the 20th century. In 1923, the artist traveled to Berlin wth fellow Hungarian artist Hugo Scheiber. Kádár began exhibiting with Der Sturm, one of the most important avant-garde galleries in Europe. Kádár's work was also included in Société Anonyme, Inc., organized by Katherine Dreier, Man Ray, and Marcel Duchamp and shown at the Brooklyn Museum in 1926. Kádár's style evolved over his career and incorporated influences of Cubism, Futurism, Constructivism, and Expressionism. However, he was interested most in depicting Hungarian legends with potent mythological and metaphysical themes. Kádár returned to Budapest later in his life and passed away there in 1956.