Victor Vasarely

1906 - 1997

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Victor Vasarely (French: [viktɔʁ vazaʁeli]; born Győző Vásárhelyi, Hungarian: [ˈvaːʃaːrhɛji ˈɟøːzøː]; 9 April 1906 – 15 March 1997) 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Victor Vasarely has received more than 545,352 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 53 in 2019). Victor Vasarely is the 8th most popular artist (down from 6th in 2019), the 23rd most popular biography from Hungary (down from 19th in 2019) and the most popular Artist.

Victor Vasarely is a Hungarian-French artist who is most famous for his Op Art paintings.

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Among artists, Victor Vasarely ranks 8 out of 78Before him are Andy Warhol, Marcel Duchamp, M. C. Escher, Yoko Ono, Hans Holbein the Younger, and Jusepe de Ribera. After him are Jean Arp, Joseph Beuys, Yves Klein, Hiroshige, Marina Abramović, and Theo van Doesburg.

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Among people born in 1906, Victor Vasarely ranks 16Before him are Aristotle Onassis, Kurt Gödel, Ilse Koch, Billy Wilder, Roberto Rossellini, and Albert Hofmann. After him are Sergei Korolev, Maria Goeppert Mayer, Faisal of Saudi Arabia, Emmanuel Levinas, Sayyid Qutb, and Ernst Ruska. Among people deceased in 1997, Victor Vasarely ranks 11Before him are Diana, Princess of Wales, Viktor Frankl, Jeanne Calment, Gianni Versace, Toshiro Mifune, and Mobutu Sese Seko. After him are Anton LaVey, Paulo Freire, Israel Kamakawiwoʻole, Bohumil Hrabal, The Notorious B.I.G., and Hans Eysenck.

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In Hungary

Among people born in Hungary, Victor Vasarely ranks 23 out of 866Before him are Imre Kertész (1929), Jadwiga of Poland (1374), Count of St. Germain (1712), Robert Capa (1913), Árpád (845), and György Lukács (1885). After him are Ernő Rubik (1944), Ilona Staller (1951), Andrew II of Hungary (1175), Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria (1868), Mary, Queen of Hungary (1371), and László Bíró (1899).

Among ARTISTS In Hungary

Among artists born in Hungary, Victor Vasarely ranks 1