Victor Vasarely

1906 Birth of Győző Vásárhelyi (alias Victor Vasarely) April 9 in Pecs, Hungary
1925 Medical studies at the University of Budapest
1927 Poldini-Volkmann Academy, Budapest
1928 1929 Sandor Bortnyik’s Muhely Academy in Budapest
1930 Moves to Paris and begins working in advertising at Havas, then Draeger and Devambez
1930 1940 Graphic works
1938 Zebra, considered the first kinetic work
1939 Meets with Denise René in December at Café de Flore
1944 Opening of the Denise René gallery with Vasarely’s first solo exhibition "Drawings and graphic compositions"
1947 Period Belle-Isle, engages in geometric abstraction
1954 First architectural integration at The University of Caracas, Venezuela (Tribute to Malevich, Sophia and Positive-Negative)
1955 Publication of the Yellow Manifesto (Manifeste Jaune) during “The movement” exhibition at Denise René gallery, and official start of the kinetic art movement.
Gold Medal of the Milan Triennial
Critics Prize, Brussels
International Award, Valencia, Venezuela
1961 Becomes French Citizen.
1962 Moves to Annette-sur-Marne.
1964 Guggenheim Award, New York
1965 "The Responsive Eye”, the groundbreaking exhibition at the MoMA of New-York, which promoted Vasarely Internationally as the Father of Op Art.
1966 Honorary citizen of New Orleans, Louisiana
1970 Inauguration of the Vasarely Foundation in Gordes.
Appointed to the rank of Knight in the Order of the Legion of Honour
1972 Creation of the Renault logo with his son, Yvaral
1976 Inauguration of the Vasarely Foundation, architectonic center in Aix-en-Provence
Inauguration of the Vasarely Museum in his hometown of Pecs, Hungary
1978 Creation of the Vasarely Center in New York
1986 Inauguration of the Vasarely Museum in Budapest, Hungary
1997 Death of Victor Vasarely, March 15