VÁGÓ, JÓZSEF (1877–1947), Hungarian architect. Vágó was born in Nagyvárad (now Oradea, Romania) and completed his studies at the Polytechnicum in Budapest. As a student, he gained a prize for the plan of a synagogue in Budapest. He later became the associate of the leading Hungarian architect, Ö. Lechner. Vágó's style was modern with the clean uncluttered lines then in vogue. Many buildings in the Hungarian capital were designed by him. In 1919 he settled in Switzerland and later in Italy. He was co-recipient of first prize in a competition for design of the League of Nations headquarters in Geneva (1926), in the realization of which he also took part. He worked in partnership with his brother *László.
Magyar Zsidó Lexikon (1929), 932.
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