(Trencsén, 1913 – Bodapest, 1982)
Júlia Richter moved to Budapest to study arts in 1923.
In 1935 at the College of Applied Arts she met Lajos Vajda. On his advice she left textile art for painting. Later she studied at Vilmos Aba Novák’s free art school, and also enrolled in an evening course at the Academy of Fine Arts.
She married Lajos Vajda in January 1938, after which time she took her husband’s name, becoming Júlia Vajda.
Júlia Vajda liked experimenting, and was occupied by construction. This unique approach already present in her early portraits and figurative works helped her to create her non-figurative, lyrical constructive visual language in a consistent way.
While living in Sweden in the 1950s and in Paris in the 1960s she had the opportunity to become acquainted with various art trends that were banned in Hungary at the time.
Upon her return to Hungary in the 1970s her lyrical tone gradually gave way to a stricter, more geometrical non-figurative approach.