Ilonka Karasz Biography

Ilonka Karasz

American

1896-1981

Biography

Graphic and fine artist, designer, and illustrator Ilonka Karasz, a native of Hungary, moved to the United States in 1913 and settled in Greenwich Village, NYC. She quickly established herself as on of the foremost practitioners and promoters of modern design and decorative arts in America. During her career, which spanned six decades, Karasz's art expanded to include furniture, textile, silver, and ceramic design. She was a member of the Society of Independent Artists, as well as the Woodstock Art Association. She studied at the Royal School of Art and Crafts in Budapest.