Yaacov Agam

Israeli , 1928 -

Bornin Rishon LeZion, Palestine Yaacov Agam is an Israeli artist. In 1949, he moved to Zurich to study under Johannes Itten at the Kunstgewerbe Schule. Agam has lived in Paris since 1951.

In the print world, Agam is known for a special type of print, or "Agamograph." Using lenticular printing, the Agamograph creates images differing depending on the angles from which they are viewed. An example of Agam's Agamograph hangs on the facade of the Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama.

Agam's work has been exhibited in retrospectives at various museums including Musée National d'Art Moderne (Paris) and the Guggenheim Museum (New York), as well as being held in collections such as that of the Museum of Modern Art (New York).

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