Victor Vasarely was a Hungarian–French artist whose work is generally seen as aligned with Op-art. His work entitled Zebra, created in the 1930s, is considered by some to be one of the earliest examples of Op-art. Vasarely died in Paris in 1997.
Victor Vasarely. Vásárhelyi Győző, known as Victor Vasarely was an artist who is often regarded as the father of Op Art. He began to study medicine in Hungary, but left the race after two years. Wikipedia
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