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Pecs, Hungary, 1906 - Annet-sur-Marne, France, 1997
Hungarian born, french artist, Vasarely has been considered the father of Op Art. He developed his own model of geometrical abstract art, using different materials but using a minimal amount of shapes and colors.
Museums and collections. - Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. - National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh. - Vasarely Foundation and Museum, Aix-en-Provence, France. - Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York - Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. - Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, Illinois. - Calderara Foundation Collection, Milan, Italia. - DePaul University Museum, Chicago. - Frick Art and Historical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. - Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. - Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina . - Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz, Polland. - Palazzo Cavour, Turin, Italy. - Royal Museums of Fine Arts in Belgium. - Tate Gallery, London.
Mentions and Awards. - 1964: Guggenheim Award. - Art Critics Prize, Brussels. - Golden Medal at the Milan's Triennale.