Ék, Sándor (Alex Keil) Szentmihályfa, 1902 - 1975, Budapest
In March 1919, he volunteered for the Red Army, but after a month he was redeployed to the Proletarian Fine Arts Workshop. In Autumn 1920 he emigrated to Vienna, then he went to Moscow and was a pupil of El Lissitzky for several months in the VKhUTEMAS. In 1922 he travelled to Berlin via Vienna, then to Paris and to Amsterdam. At the end of 1924 he came home for a while, but returned to Berlin in order to escape from the police. He worked for the agitation-propaganda department of the Communist Party of Germany when he changed his name to Alex Keil. He arrived home as an official of the Red Army, playing an active role in the art political propaganda between 1944 and 1956. He was appointed as the director of the Academy of Applied Arts in 1948 and as a teacher of the Academy of Fine Arts in 1949. Bibliography: POGÁNY Ö., Gábor: Ék Sándor, Budapest, Képzőművészeti Alap, 1963. o LÁNCZ, Sándor: Ék Sándor plakátművészete, Budapest, 1975.
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