Moholy-Nagy was born in Hungary. He studied law at Budapest University and took up art in 1917, while recovering from a wound he received in the First World War. Entirely self-taught, Moholy-Nagy had a methodical and rational approach to art. From 1923 to 1928 he taught at the Bauhaus in Germany at that time the most advanced art school in Europe. Moholy-Nagy's work of the 1920s was strongly influenced by the abstract geometric forms of the Russian Suprematists. He was a highly innovative artist and pioneering in his use of light and movement.