Born in July 1894 in Budapest, Hungary. After his father’s death at a young age, he grew up in the country and soon discovered his artistic interests.
Educated at the Academy of Commerce, graduating in 1912. He was soon working in the Budapest Stock Exchange, but his heart was in the world of photography.
In September 1925 he moved to Paris where his photographs were printed in magazines throughout Europe. His first solo exposition was held in 1927.
In 1936 he moved to New York for a one-year project, but remained there and worked as a free-lance photographer for several major magazines, including Look, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue and Conde Nast publications
He retired from commercial work in 1962, but a solo exhibition at the New York Museum of Modern Art helped launch his work into the photography market for private collections.