Bela Czobel (1883-1976), born in Budapest, was a painter and graphic artist who was a significant figure in 20th century Hungarian arts. He studied at the Free School of Painting in Nagybánya. He studied in Munich and at the Académie Julian in Paris From 1902 to 1903. He exhibited his work at the Salon d’Automne with Fauvist artists. The influence of Fauvism is illustrated in his 1905 painting Little Girl in Front of a Bed. In 1911, he became a member of the “The Eight”, an influential Modernist group in Budapest. In 1925, he moved to Paris, where he produce some of his most mature works. He was awarded the Kossuth Prize in 1948.