Vladimír Szabó was a Hungarian artist who was born in 1905 in Balassagyarmat and who died in 1991 in Budapest. He was a painter photographer and graphic designer. He was a student of Gyula Rudnay, István Csók and János Vaszary at the Academy of Fine Arts of Budapest between 1924 and 1926. In 1931-1934 he was awarded a scholarship to Rome, which left his mark on his choice of religious subjects, in the precision of drawing and the wealth of realistic details. Yet his paintings cannot be labeled as realistic, because realism was only one part of his paintings, based on a deep understanding of human character. Especially in his later photos where he gives free rein to stories, rendered in a baroque whirl of unbridled motifs. His enigmatic, fairytale world photos earned him great popularity towards the end of his life, although his most successful period was the 1930s.