He was known for being among the leading groups of Hungarian painters known as the "Neos" and The Eight (1909–1918). The Eight's style was quite complex. They worked with the rationalism of cubists, the decorative use of strong color as seen in the Fauves, and the emotional depth of German Expressionism.
The Eight (painters) was an avant-garde art movement Post- Impressionism of Hungarian painters active mostly in Budapest from 1909 to 1918. Robert Bereny, Czigany Dezsö , Karoly Kernstok, Ödön Marffy, Orban Dezsö, Pór Bertalan, Tihanyi Lajos
Kernstok Károly portrait of Czóbel Béla in a straw hat. Both were members of a group of avant - garde Hungarian painters known as "The Eight" who had studied in Munich and Paris and bought the "news trends" such as cubism back to Hungary in the first decade of the 20th C.