The Hungarian born Lazlo Moholy-Nagy moved to the United States in 1937, settling in Chicago. There he founded the Institute of Design, which he directed until his death in 1946. The artist was long interested in the problem of mobility in works of art. Light and color became the primary materials for his creation of moving volumes in space "Untitled (Red Dot)" was first owned by the photographer Frank R. Levstik, who was a long time member of the faculty of the Institute of Design in Chicago. It was common for Moholy-Nagy to give his own works to associates who taught at his school. Levstik's photographs can be seen in Moholy-Nagy's "Vision in Motion".