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Victor Vasarely (French: [viktɔʁ vazaʁəli]; born Győző Vásárhelyi, Hungarian: [ˈvaːʃaːrhɛji ˈɟøːzøː]; ( 1906-04-09)9 April 1906 – ( 1997-03-15)15 March 1997), was a Hungarian-French artist, who is widely accepted as a "grandfather" and leader of the Op art movement. His work entitled Zebra, created in the 1930s, is considered by some to be one of the earliest examples of Op art.
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A pioneer of Op Art, Vasarely trained with Moholy-Nagy in Budapest and worked as a graphic designer in Paris throughout the 1930s. He began developing his rigourous style of geometric abstraction ca. 1947, influenced by the work of Mondrian and Malevich. Eventually, his works, comprised of geometrical shapes on a grid, began to achieve an optical effect. His designs were mass-produced throughout the 60s, and he opened a museum of his work near Avignon, ca. 1970. French painter and printmaker.
French, Hungarian
Artist, Painter, Sculptor
Victor Vasarely, Victor de Vasarely, Victor De Vasarely, Győző Vasarely, Viktor Vazareli, Виктор Вазарели
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