Végh Dezső

1897 - 1972

Dezső Végh was a painter and graphic designer.

He studied architecture in Budapest when World War I. started, and he was enlisted. After the war he didn’t continue his studies.

In 1921 he moved to Italy, where he studied graphic design at the Accademia delle Belle Arti in Rome. After 1924 he worked for several Italian companies as a graphic designer, meanwhile he was also sending magazine illustrations home. In 1928 he went to Paris to study costume design, and was inspired by Avant-Garde theatre art.

Végh returned home in 1928. He started to work on book covers and illustrations. He also designed posters: most of them show a very traditional, figurative style. They usually depict realistic scenes and characters. This style is close to the narrative and decorative Art Nouveau of the 1910s.  He had also designed one poster for the famous Modiano company, that was made in the same realistic style. Later on, Végh worked as a textile designer in a factory for a while. Between 1953 and 1957 he was the costume and stage designer of the Budapest Puppet Theatre.                                                                                                                                   .