Born 1887, Nové Zámky (present-day Slovakia)
1904 His family moves to Budapest, where he starts an apprenticeship as a blacksmith.
1908 Begins publishing stories and poems.
1909-1910 Travels across Western Europe, spending time in Paris becoming acquainted with modern art.
November 1915 Edits an anti-militarist periodical A Tett (‘The deed’), which focuses on Socialist theories and avant-garde ideas.
Summer 1916 Spends time in the Kecskemét artists’ colony and executes his first ink drawings.
September 1916 Starts a new periodical MA following the banishment of A Tett. In MA he promotes Hungarian Activists and contemporary trends.
1920 Moves to Vienna following the Hungarian Soviet Republic’s ban of MA and increasing tyranny.
1921 Publishes Bildarchitektur, a pamphlet in which he describes his concept of “building a flat surface” and his strive to link international modern art trends.
1923-1937 His autobiography, Egy ember élete (A Man’s Life) was published in sections in Nyugat, a Hungarian literary journal.
1926 Returns to Hungary and continues editing and publishing leftist avant-garde journals (i.e. Munka and Dokumentum).
1945-47 Edits the journal Kortárs (Contemporary).
1947 Returns to political duties and is appointed the head of the Social Democratic Party’s Art Commission.
1953 Is expelled from the Party because of his criticism of the Party’s cultural politics. As a result, he could not publish any writings for years.
1956 Is elected as chair in the Writer’s Association and is allowed to write again.
1957 Becomes muted by cultural censorship and is banned from traveling, exhibiting, and publishing until his death. Despite being silenced, Kassák will continue to influence a large number of artists.