Tibor Banhegyi was a prominent Hungarian poster artist, who started his career in the late 1940s. He studied under Gyorgy Kadar between 1945 and 1947 at the University of Applied Arts. His first designs were exhibited in 1948 at the important poster and advertising art exhibition at the Nemzeti Szalon (National Salon) in Budapest.
Many of his early posters were co-created with Istvan Czegledi, and artist who was active since the second half of the 1930s. His first posters were printed in 1949, and he immediately worked in the socialist realist style. Banhegyi was frequently commissioned by the MDP (Hungarian Workers' Party) and the People's Army to create propaganda posters.
By the early 1950's he became a frequently commissioned artist. His early works from between 1949 and 1955 are almost exclusively political, army, safety propaganda and event posters. This trend continued in the 1960s, and he also designed sport - motorcycle races -, aviation and parachuting, agricultural posters.
He was a member of the Derkovits creative community of graphic artists.