Victor Vasarely was born in 1906 in Hungary.
In 1927, after studying medicine for a couple of years at the University of Budapest, he decided to devote himself to art. During this period he became acquainted with Constructivism and abstract art.
Leaving Hungary, in 1930 he settled in Paris, where he began working as a graphic designer. In the initial graphic period (1929-1946), the artist laid the foundations of his aesthetic research, exploring themes that he would take up again later.
Between 1935 and 1947, he rediscovered painting and, particularly influenced by Cubism and Surrealism, focused on portraiture, still life, and landscape.
In 1976 he created the Vasarely Foundation in Aix-en-Provence, thus concretizing the idea that art should not be disconnected from its social context and environment. The artist died in Paris on March 15, 1997.