István Nádler was born in 1938 in Visegrád, Hungary. He is a member of the Iparterv and Budapesti Műhely (Budapest Workshop) 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 towards the geometrization. His later works are close to Minimalism.