10 Interesting Victor Vasarely Facts

Friday, March 3rd 2017. | People


Victor Vasarely Facts present the information about the leader of op art movement. This Hungarian-French artist was born on April 9th, 1906 and died on March 15th, 1997. In 1930s, he created the famous work under the title Zebra. This earliest style of opt art was seen in this work. The birthplace of Vasarely was located in Pecs. He was raised in Pöstyén and Budapest. He was educated at Eötvös Loránd University in 1925 to study medicine.  Let me show you more interesting facts about Victor Vasarely below:

Victor Vasarely Facts 1: leaving the medicine education

He decided to enroll at the private Podolini-Volkmann Academy to learn the traditional academic painting and left his medicine education in 1927.

Victor Vasarely Facts 2: Műhely

Műhely was the private art school of Sándor Bortnyik where Vasarely attended in 1928/1929. The school only focused on the typographical and graphic art design.

Facts about Victor Vasarely

Facts about Victor Vasarely

Victor Vasarely Facts 3: Vasarely works in 1929

Vasarely created the Blue Study and Green Study in 1929. Look at facts about French Impressionist here.

Victor Vasarely Facts 4: personal life

Claire Spinner and Vasarely married in 1930. She was his fellow student. His wife lived from 1908 until 1990. Andre and Jean-Pierre were the two sons of the couple.

Victor Vasarely Pictures

Victor Vasarely Pictures

Victor Vasarely Facts 5: the first work

Vasarely worked to account and design ad posters in a ball bearings company when he settled in Budapest.

Victor Vasarely Facts 6: in 1930s

His career was improved in 1930s for he could be a poster artist and a graphic designer. His works were centered on the combination of organic images and patterns.

Victor Vasarely

Victor Vasarely

Victor Vasarely Facts 7: in 1930 until 1935

Vasarely worked for a number of ad agencies like Devambez, Draeger and Havas as creative consultant and graphic artist. It was after he relocated to Paris in 1930 from Hungary. He had a limited interaction with other artists.

Victor Vasarely Facts 8: art and sculpture production

Finally, Vasarely used his optical illusion to generate sculpture and art. He had the signature geometric abstract art using limited colors and forms. However, he applied numerous materials. Get facts about The Last Supper here.

Victor Vasarely Art

Victor Vasarely Art

Victor Vasarely Facts 9: Vasarely in 1951-1955

Vasarely used the black and white photography to capture the kinetic images in 1951 until 1955.

Victor Vasarely Facts 10: the first dedicated museum

The first dedicated museum was opened by the artist on 5 June 1970. In 1996, it was closed.

Victor Vasarely Image

Victor Vasarely Image

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