Victor Vasarely was born in Hungary in 1908 and died in Paris in 1997. Vasarely was the most important representative of the ephemeral optical art or Op Art movement. From 1928 to 1930, he was influenced by abstract art and Russian constructivists as well as the Budapest Bauhaus. In the era of technical reproductivity, he aspired to give a strictly scientific and theoretical basis to his art. In 1930, he moved to Paris where he worked mainly as a graphic designer.