Victory Vasarely is considered by many to be the father of the movement known as Op Art. Victor Vasarely was born in Pécs, Hungary in the year 1906. Vasarely worked as a painter, printmaker, and sculptor.
The artist first entered college with the idea of studying medicine. After quitting this endeavor Vasarely enrolled at the Podolini- Volkmann Academy where he learned traditional painting techniques. The artist also studied at a private academy where he learned traditional graphic design. This private academy also taught him the Bauhaus principles of design.
Below a short interview with Vasarely on his life and work:
Vasarely was influenced by the artist Josef Albers and the artist’s use of color.
After college the artist worked as a graphics designer developing posters and performing general accounting duties.
Vasarely stared some museums featuring his own works, but all have since closed.
One monumental piece titled Zebra is considered one of the best first examples of Op Art.
Below a great montage of works by Victor Vasarely:
Vasarely married a fellow artist named Claire Spinner. The couple had two sons, Andre and Jean Pierre. Jean- Pierre who was also an artist. Jean Pierre will be my next post!
Victor Vasarely passed away in 1997 at the age of 90 years of age.
Price range information: Works range from posters and prints starting at $10,000 up to $800,000 for an original work.
I have always been impressed by this artist since I was a young child because his art was fun and I imagined fun to create. Vasarely had a great eye for design and use of color.