Béla Kádár (1877-1956) Hungarian painter. Born in Budapest to a working-class Jewish family. After apprenticing as an iron-turner, he began studying in 1896 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest and painting murals. An exhibition held at the National Gallery in Hungary in 196 won him considerable acclaim. After traveling to Paris and Berlin, in 1923 Kádár first exhibited in Berlin at Walden’s "Der Sturm" Gallery and continued to exhibit there for several years. Kádár traveled to the United States, where he exhibited with the Société Anonyme at the Brooklyn Museum. He returned to Budapest in 1929.
As a modernist, his works have elements of Cubism, Futurism, Neo-Primitivism, Constructivism, and Expressionism. His subjects range from Hungarian legends, metaphysical, portraits, and fanciful decorative themes.