István Nádler was born in 1938 in Visegrád, Hungary. He is a member of the Iparterv and Budapesti Műhely groups and one of the most important representatives of the Hungarian neo-avant-garde movement. In his early career he was inspired by icons such as Malevich, whose iconographic elements he used in various stages of his artistic career. In the early 1960's, he created markedly expressive informal paintings with typical calligraphic aspects, and he followed Hungarian constructivist tradition, leaning to the geometrization. His later works are close to Minimalism. He was a visiting professor at the University of California, and was involved in the establishment of the Open Structures Art Society. He lives and works in Budapest, Hungary.