Francis de Buda was born in 1920 in Switzerland. He was reared in Milan, Italy and was raised as a child of nobility with a birthright title of Baron de Buda. His family originated from Budapest, Hungary. He had an extensive private education which included art. At an early age, Francis, entered a contest sponsored by the Academy of Fine Arts Berra. He became acquainted both artistically and personally with "futurists" such as Marinetti and with "modernists" such as Carra. He won prizes in various juried exhibitions in the Modern Art Institute Boccioni. Moving to London, his artwork was purchased for the Rothchild collection.
In 1940 when World War II had already broken out, Fran
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