1882 - 1972
Kürthy was an actor, theatre director, stage designer and graphic designer. He played in several Hungarian theaters.
He designed his first posters in the early 1900s. These designs followed a decorative, two dimensional Art Nouveau style. He designed commercial and propaganda posters (for example a war bond poster during the First World War) as well. His black and white design for a war loan became and emblematic image of World War I. The title says: "To give them a chance to return as soon as possible" (Hogy mielőbb visszatérhessenek). .