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Famous Op Art Artists

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List of famous Op art artists, with images, bios, and information about their notable works. All the greatest artists associated with the Op art movement are included here, along with clickable names for more details on that particular painter or sculptor. These notable Op art period artists are organized alphabetically, but you may sort this information by clicking any column. Every well-known or influential figure in this movement is listed below. You can use the artists in this list to create a new list, re-rank it to fit your views, then share it on Facebook, Twitter or any other social networks you belong to. Miroslav Šutej and Jean-Pierre Yvaral are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list (10 Items)


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    Victor Vasarely, was a Hungarian–French artist, who is widely accepted as a "grandfather" and leader of the short-lived op art movement. His work entitled Zebra, created in the 1930s, is considered by some to be one of the earliest examples of op art.more

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    • Artworks: Folklore planetaire, Granat, Hommage à l'Hexagone, Zebra
    • Birthplace: Pécs, Hungary
    • Associated periods or movements: Hard-edge painting, Op art
    • Nationality: France, Hungary
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Bridget Louise Riley CH CBE is an English painter who is one of the foremost exponents of op art. She currently lives and works in London, Cornwall and the Vaucluse in France.more

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    • Artworks: Blue About, Current, Fission
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    • Associated periods or movements: Hard-edge painting, Op art
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Richard Anuszkiewicz
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    Richard Anuszkiewicz is an American painter, printmaker, and sculptor.more

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    • Artworks: Self Portrait
    • Birthplace: Erie, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Hard-edge painting, Op art
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Dieter Roth
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    Dieter Roth was a Swiss artist best known for his artist's books, editioned prints, sculptures, and works made of found materials, including rotting food stuffs. He was also known as Dieter Rot and Diter Rot. The dark undertone and furious, obsessive energy of his work ultimately separated him from many ...more

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    • Artworks: Literaturwurst, Basel on the Rhine, Snow
    • Birthplace: Europe, Hanover, Eurasia, Lower Saxony, West Germany, + more
    • Associated periods or movements: Op art, Fluxus
    • Nationality: Iceland, Germany
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Installation art, Painting, Printmaking
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    Nadir Afonso, GOSE was a geometric abstractionist painter. Formally trained in architecture, which he practiced early in his career with Le Corbusier and Oscar Niemeyer, Nadir Afonso later studied painting in Paris and became one of the pioneers of Kinetic art, working alongside Victor Vasarely, Fernand ...more

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    • Artworks: Espacilimitado
    • Birthplace: Chaves Municipality, Portugal, Portugal
    • Associated periods or movements: Geometric abstraction, Contemporary art, Op art
    • Nationality: Portugal
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Aleksandar Srnec

    Aleksandar Srnec
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    Aleksandar Srnec was a Croatian artist. He is mainly known for his avant-garde designs and kinetic and lumino kinetic art. Srnec was one of the founding members of the Exat 51 group whose active members between 1950 and 1956 were the architects Vjenceslav Richter, Bernardo Bernardi, Zdravko Bregovac, ...more

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    • Birthplace: Zagreb, Croatia
    • Associated periods or movements: Op art
    • Nationality: Croatia
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting
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    Jean-Pierre Yvaral

    Jean-Pierre Vasarely, professionally known as Yvaral, was a French artist working in the fields of op-art and kinetic art from 1954 onwards. He was the son of Victor Vasarely.more

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    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Associated periods or movements: Op art
    • Nationality: France
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Andreas Nottebohm

    Andreas Nottebohm, born in 1944, is an American/German artist whose work is associated with Op Art, visionary art, and Space Art. He is considered one of the key innovators of Metal Painting.more

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    • Birthplace: Eisenach, Germany
    • Associated periods or movements: Op art
    • Nationality: United States of America, Germany
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting
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    Miroslav Šutej

    Miroslav Šutej was a Croatian avant-garde painter and graphic artist. Šutej was born in Duga Resa in 1936. He studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts Zagreb and was an associate in Krsto Hegedušić's master's workshop. Since 1970, Šutej was a professor at the Academy. Šutej became a full member of ...more

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    • Birthplace: Duga Resa, Croatia
    • Associated periods or movements: Op art
    • Nationality: Croatia
    • Art Forms: Painting, Printmaking
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    Kazys Varnelis was an abstract painter from Lithuania. He lived and worked in the United States of America for fifty years, between 1949 and 1998. His distinctive painting style demonstrated optical and three-dimensional illusions based on geometric abstractions and minimal forms. His style combined ...more

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    • Birthplace: Alsėdžiai, Lithuania
    • Associated periods or movements: Op art, Minimalism
    • Art Forms: Painting
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