HUNGARIAN-FRENCH, b. 1906-1997
Victor Vasarely 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 1937, is considered by some to be one of the earliest examples of Op art. He became a graphic designer and a poster artist during the 1930s combining patterns and organic images with each other.
Vasarely eventually went on to produce art and sculpture using optical illusion. Over the next three decades, Vasarely developed his style of geometric abstract art, working in various materials but using a minimal number of forms and colours: