Victor Vasarely (1906, Pécs, Hungary - 1997, Paris) is a unique artist in the history of twentieth century art. Famous during his lifetime, he distinguished himself from contemporary art with the creation of a new movement: optical art
. The evolution of his life of work is inherently coherent, progressing from graphic art to the artist's determination to promote a social art that is accessible to all.
See also Marcel Joray: Vasarely