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
1929 Sandor Bortnyik’s Muhely Academy, "the Bauhaus of Budapest"
1930 Moves to Paris and begins working in advertising at Havas, then Draeger and Devambez
1930 1940 Graphic works
1934 Birth of Jean-Pierre Vasarely aka Yves Aral, then YVARAL
1936 Two Zebras, considered the first pre-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
1959 Files the patent for the “unité plastic”
Becomes French Citizen
1962 Moves to Annet-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
1969 Vasarely’s first exhibition in Hungary at the Mucsarnok, Budapest
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 on July 14th
1978 Creation of the Vasarely Center in New York
1987 Inauguration of the Vasarely Museum in Budapest, May 8th
1997 Death of Victor Vasarely, March 15