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Victor Vasarely is a French-Hungarian painter. He was born and raised in Pecs, Hungary, then studied medicine in Budapest. In 1927, he abandoned medicine and opted for traditional academic painting instead. He trained in Hungary at the Pololini-Volkmann Academy and in 1929, he enrolled at Sándor Bortnyik's "workshop", which was widely recognized as the center of Bauhaus studies in Budapest. By 1931, he was established in Paris and worked in advertising from 1936-44 where he designed important graphic works deriving from his own semantics. In 1944, he participated in the founding of the Denise René gallery, which he inaugurated with his first exhibition. A series of portraits executed in 1946, testified to his preoccupations in a post-Cubist spirit, but sometimes curiously "exploded": Seven Years of Misfortune.

Vasarely's excellence in drawing was quickly noticed. In 1929 he painted his Blue Study and Green Study. In 1930 he married his fellow student Claire Spinner (1908-1990). Together they had two sons, Andre and Jean-Pierre. In Budapest, he worked for a ball-bearings company in accounting and designing advertising posters. Victor Vasarely became a graphics designer and a poster artist during the 1930's who combined patterns and organic images with each other.

He studied at the Bauhaus Muhely in Budapest and in 1930 emigrated to Paris where he developed his particular vision which stems from the idea of democratizing the art object. Influenced greatly by the problems of the world's cities, he feels his work offers a solution by presenting a clear view of the "color-surface-perception" relationship.

Vasarely left Hungary and settled in Paris in 1930 working as a graphic artist and as a creative consultant at the advertising agencies Havas, Draeger and Devambez (1930-1935). His interactions with other artists during this time were limited. He played with the idea of opening up an institution modeled after Sándor Bortnyik and developed some teaching material for it. Having lived mostly in cheap hotels, he settled in 1942/1944 in Saint-Céré in the Lot département. After the Second World War, he opened an atelier in Arcueil, a suburb some 10 kilometers from the center of Paris (in the Val-de-Marne département of the Île-de-France). In 1961 he finally settled in Annet-sur-Marne (in the Seine-et-Marne département).

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 colors.

He has used the income from the sale of these "investigations," as he calls his prints, to establish a socio-cultural foundation in Aix-en-Provence, France, for the study of the integration of plastic beauty at all levels of the urban environment. He is represented in major museums all over the world and has received many artistic and honorary awards. Among these distinctions are the French Legion of Honor, the Guggenheim Prize, and the Gold Medal of the Triennale in Milan.

On 5 June 1970, Vasarely opened his first dedicated museum with over 500 works in a renaissance palace in Gordes (closed in 1996). A second major undertaking was the Fondation Vasarely in Aix-en-Provence, a museum housed in a distinct structure specially designed by Vasarely. It was inaugurated in 1976 by French president Georges Pompidou. Sadly the museum is now in a state of disrepair, several of the pieces on display have been damaged by water leaking from the ceiling. Also, in 1976 his large kinematic object Georges Pompidou was installed in the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Vasarely Museum located at his birth place in Pécs, Hungary, was established with a large donation of works by Vasarely. In 1982 154 specially created serigraphs were taken into space by the cosmonaut Jean-Loup Chrétien on board the French-Soviet spacecraft Salyut 7 and later sold for the benefit of UNESCO. In 1987, the second Hungarian Vasarely museum was established in Zichy Palace in Budapest with more than 400 works.

He died in Paris on 15 March 1997.

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Victor Vasarely, Gestalt-Sin, Print

Victor Vasarely

Gestalt-Sin, 1970 23.4 x 15.4 x 1.2 inch Print

$2,699

Our recommendations Victor Vasarely, Operenccia, Painting

Victor Vasarely

Operenccia, 1986 40 x 66 x 1 inch Painting

$450,000

Victor Vasarely, Diorre, Print

Victor Vasarely

Diorre, 1986 33.5 x 29.9 inch Print

$1,728

Victor Vasarely, Broey Neg, Print

Victor Vasarely

Broey Neg, 1989 13.2 x 11 x 0.1 inch Print

$702

Victor Vasarely, Balaton, Print

Victor Vasarely

Balaton, 1989 13.2 x 11 x 0.1 inch Print

$702

Victor Vasarely, Phobos, Print

Victor Vasarely

Phobos, 1982 26.8 x 22.8 inch Print

$1,620

Victor Vasarely, Kris Bille, Print

Victor Vasarely

Kris Bille, 1989 13.2 x 11 x 0.1 inch Print

$702

Victor Vasarely, Risir, Print

Victor Vasarely

Risir, 1989 13.2 x 11 x 0.1 inch Print

$702

Our recommendations Victor Vasarely, Oslop 3, Print

Victor Vasarely

Oslop 3, 1989 24 x 21.2 inch Print

$1,058

Our recommendations Victor Vasarely, The Juggler, Print

Victor Vasarely

The Juggler, 1977 25.5 x 16 inch Print

$1,500

Our recommendations Victor Vasarely, Anole, Print

Victor Vasarely

Anole, 1984 17.7 x 14.2 inch Print

$810

Our recommendations Victor Vasarely, Zebra No. 3, Print

Victor Vasarely

Zebra No. 3, 1984 24.4 x 30.7 inch Print

$1,088

Our recommendations Victor Vasarely, Zebra No. 2, Print

Victor Vasarely

Zebra No. 2, 1984 24 x 18.5 inch Print

$1,004

Victor Vasarely, Two Tigers on Green, Print

Victor Vasarely

Two Tigers on Green, 1980 21.5 x 30 inch Print

$1,500

Victor Vasarely, Fille Fleur, Print

Victor Vasarely

Fille Fleur, 1980 26 x 16 inch Print

$1,200

Victor Vasarely, Our MC, Print

Victor Vasarely

Our MC, 1965 26 x 25.5 inch Print

$2,500

Victor Vasarely, Pink composition, Print

Victor Vasarely

Pink composition, 1980 27.6 x 20.1 inch Print

$1,800

Victor Vasarely, Deep blue composition, Print

Victor Vasarely

Deep blue composition, 1980 29.9 x 22 inch Print

$1,800

Victor Vasarely, Composition Cinétique, Print

Victor Vasarely

Composition Cinétique, 1964 21.7 x 19.3 inch Print

$756

Victor Vasarely, Figure géométrique, Print

Victor Vasarely

Figure géométrique, 1988 30.3 x 21.7 inch Print

$1,188

Victor Vasarely, Garam, Print

Victor Vasarely

Garam, 1972 15.6 x 18.8 x 0 inch Print

$1,512

Victor Vasarely, YKA, Print

Victor Vasarely

YKA, 1989 24.4 x 21.3 inch Print

$950

Victor Vasarely, Tsillag, Print

Victor Vasarely

Tsillag, 1986 19.7 x 17.7 inch Print

$1,058

Victor Vasarely, Konjunktion, Print

Victor Vasarely

Konjunktion, 1987 22.4 x 21.3 inch Print

$1,296

Victor Vasarely, Heisenberg, Print

Victor Vasarely

Heisenberg, 1979 25.4 x 23.8 inch Print

$1,058

Victor Vasarely, G-Linn, Print

Victor Vasarely

G-Linn, 1951 21.7 x 15.7 inch Print

$1,088

Victor Vasarely, Les années cinquante 7, Print

Victor Vasarely

Les années cinquante 7, 1989 27.6 x 22.4 x 0.1 inch Print

$2,052

Victor Vasarely, Terz Liten, Print

Victor Vasarely

Terz Liten, 1978 11.8 x 9.4 x 0 inch Print

$1,447

Victor Vasarely, Offizielles Emblem für die Spiele der XX. Olympiade München 1972, Print

Victor Vasarely

Offizielles Emblem für die Spiele der XX. Olympiade München 1972, 1972 39.4 x 30.7 inch Print

$1,728

Victor Vasarely, Clown, Print

Victor Vasarely

Clown, 1987 22.8 x 21.7 inch Print

$1,509

Victor Vasarely, Olla, Print

Victor Vasarely

Olla, 1988 27.6 x 30.3 x 0 inch Print

$2,375

Our recommendations Victor Vasarely, TR-UR, Print

Victor Vasarely

TR-UR, 1980 39.25 x 30.75 inch Print

$4,000

Our recommendations Victor Vasarely, Vertigo, Print

Victor Vasarely

Vertigo, 1982 26.75 x 22.75 inch Print

$4,000

Our recommendations Victor Vasarely, Pink Composition, Print

Victor Vasarely

Pink Composition, 1982 27.5 x 20.25 inch Print

$3,500

Victor Vasarely, Harlequin Sportif, Print

Victor Vasarely

Harlequin Sportif, 1988 38.5 x 28.5 inch Print

$1,500

Victor Vasarely, Untitled, Print

Victor Vasarely

Untitled, 1980 30.7 x 29.9 inch Print

$3,239

Victor Vasarely, Untitled, Print

Victor Vasarely

Untitled, 1980 30.7 x 29.5 inch Print

$3,239

Our recommendations Victor Vasarely, DIAM, Print

Victor Vasarely

DIAM, 1988 27.6 x 24.4 inch Print

$12,957

Victor Vasarely, Dell-Surk (Benavides 267), Print

Victor Vasarely

Dell-Surk (Benavides 267), 1975 32.63 x 32.63 inch Print

$3,500

Victor Vasarely, Les années cinquante 2, Print

Victor Vasarely

Les années cinquante 2, 1989 27.6 x 22.4 x 0.1 inch Print

$2,052

Victor Vasarely, BI-Rhombs, Print

Victor Vasarely

BI-Rhombs, 1977 43.5 x 26 inch Print

$4,500

Victor Vasarely, ATTA, Print

Victor Vasarely

ATTA, 1988 21.3 x 23.4 inch Print

$972

Victor Vasarely, SETTE, Print

Victor Vasarely

SETTE, 1988 31.5 x 27.6 inch Print

$1,404

Victor Vasarely, Locmarina, Print

Victor Vasarely

Locmarina, 1972 18.9 x 15.7 inch Print

$486

Victor Vasarely, Tecoma, Print

Victor Vasarely

Tecoma, 1972 18.9 x 15.7 x 0 inch Print

$594

Victor Vasarely, Cibira, Print

Victor Vasarely

Cibira, 1972 18.9 x 15.7 x 0 inch Print

$594

Victor Vasarely, Poprad, Print

Victor Vasarely

Poprad, 1961 14.6 x 9.8 x 0.4 inch Print

$410

Victor Vasarely, Bianco, Painting

Victor Vasarely

Bianco, 1987 52 x 52 x 1 inch Painting

$450,000

Victor Vasarely, Metagalaxie, Print

Victor Vasarely

Metagalaxie, 1989 32 x 27.55 inch Print

$4,500

Victor Vasarely, Thez, Print

Victor Vasarely

Thez, 1982 36.5 x 30 inch Print

$4,000

Victor Vasarely, DOR-OR, Print

Victor Vasarely

DOR-OR, 1982 42.75 x 23.5 inch Print

$4,500

Victor Vasarely, Hommage to Bach, Print

Victor Vasarely

Hommage to Bach, 1984 25.2 x 24.4 inch Print

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Victor Vasarely, Olla II, Print

Victor Vasarely

Olla II, 1989 13.2 x 11 x 0.1 inch Print

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Victor Vasarely, Herim, Print

Victor Vasarely

Herim, 1989 13.2 x 11 x 0.1 inch Print

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Victor Vasarely, Tennis Player, Print

Victor Vasarely

Tennis Player, 1978 18 x 14.5 inch Print

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Victor Vasarely, Vega-Wa, Print

Victor Vasarely

Vega-Wa, 1970 19.7 x 22 x 0.4 inch Print

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Our recommendations Victor Vasarely, Koeroek, Print

Victor Vasarely

Koeroek, 1983 22.8 x 21.3 inch Print

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Our recommendations Victor Vasarely, Composition, Print

Victor Vasarely

Composition, 1970 23.6 x 23.6 inch Print

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Victor Vasarely, Golf Player, Print

Victor Vasarely

Golf Player, 1987 13.4 x 9.8 x 0 inch Print

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Victor Vasarely, Tennis Player, Print

Victor Vasarely

Tennis Player, 1987 13.4 x 9.8 x 0 inch Print

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Victor Vasarely is a French-Hungarian painter. He was born and raised in Pecs, Hungary, then studied medicine in Budapest. In 1927, he abandoned medicine and opted for traditional academic painting instead. He trained in Hungary at the Pololini-Volkmann Academy and in 1929, he enrolled at Sándor Bortnyik's "workshop", which was widely recognized as the center of Bauhaus studies in Budapest. By 1931, he was established in Paris and worked in advertising from 1936-44 where he designed important graphic works deriving from his own semantics. In 1944, he participated in the founding of the Denise René gallery, which he inaugurated with his first exhibition. A series of portraits executed in 1946, testified to his preoccupations in a post-Cubist spirit, but sometimes curiously "exploded": Seven Years of Misfortune.

Vasarely's excellence in drawing was quickly noticed. In 1929 he painted his Blue Study and Green Study. In 1930 he married his fellow student Claire Spinner (1908-1990). Together they had two sons, Andre and Jean-Pierre. In Budapest, he worked for a ball-bearings company in accounting and designing advertising posters. Victor Vasarely became a graphics designer and a poster artist during the 1930's who combined patterns and organic images with each other.

He studied at the Bauhaus Muhely in Budapest and in 1930 emigrated to Paris where he developed his particular vision which stems from the idea of democratizing the art object. Influenced greatly by the problems of the world's cities, he feels his work offers a solution by presenting a clear view of the "color-surface-perception" relationship.

Vasarely left Hungary and settled in Paris in 1930 working as a graphic artist and as a creative consultant at the advertising agencies Havas, Draeger and Devambez (1930-1935). His interactions with other artists during this time were limited. He played with the idea of opening up an institution modeled after Sándor Bortnyik and developed some teaching material for it. Having lived mostly in cheap hotels, he settled in 1942/1944 in Saint-Céré in the Lot département. After the Second World War, he opened an atelier in Arcueil, a suburb some 10 kilometers from the center of Paris (in the Val-de-Marne département of the Île-de-France). In 1961 he finally settled in Annet-sur-Marne (in the Seine-et-Marne département).

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 colors.

He has used the income from the sale of these "investigations," as he calls his prints, to establish a socio-cultural foundation in Aix-en-Provence, France, for the study of the integration of plastic beauty at all levels of the urban environment. He is represented in major museums all over the world and has received many artistic and honorary awards. Among these distinctions are the French Legion of Honor, the Guggenheim Prize, and the Gold Medal of the Triennale in Milan.

On 5 June 1970, Vasarely opened his first dedicated museum with over 500 works in a renaissance palace in Gordes (closed in 1996). A second major undertaking was the Fondation Vasarely in Aix-en-Provence, a museum housed in a distinct structure specially designed by Vasarely. It was inaugurated in 1976 by French president Georges Pompidou. Sadly the museum is now in a state of disrepair, several of the pieces on display have been damaged by water leaking from the ceiling. Also, in 1976 his large kinematic object Georges Pompidou was installed in the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Vasarely Museum located at his birth place in Pécs, Hungary, was established with a large donation of works by Vasarely. In 1982 154 specially created serigraphs were taken into space by the cosmonaut Jean-Loup Chrétien on board the French-Soviet spacecraft Salyut 7 and later sold for the benefit of UNESCO. In 1987, the second Hungarian Vasarely museum was established in Zichy Palace in Budapest with more than 400 works.

He died in Paris on 15 March 1997.

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What is Victor Vasarely’s artistic movement?

The artistic movements of the artists are: Op' Art, Colorful Geometric Painters, Geometric Sculptors

When was Victor Vasarely born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1906