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Yaacov Agam
Biographical Information

Sex:M
Age:82
Birth Date:May 11, 1928
Astrology Sign:Taurus
Chinese Sign:Dragon - Yang
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Occupation:Artist/Painter

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YAACOV AGAM
Yaacov Agam

Biography:Yaacov Agam (born Yaacov Gipstein on May 11, 1928) is an Israeli sculptor and experimental artist best known for his contributions to optical and kinetic art. Born in Rishon LeZion, Israel (Palestine at the time) to a religious family, Agam trained at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, before moving to Zürich and then to Paris, where he settled. His first solo exhibition was at the Galerie Graven in 1953, and in 1955 he established himself as one of the leading pioneers of kinetic art at the Le Mouvement exhibition at the Galerie Denise René, alongside such artists as Pol Bury, Alexander Calder and Jean Tinguely.

Agam's work is usually abstract, with movement, viewer participation and frequent use of light and sound. His best known pieces include "Double Metamorphosis II" (1965), "Visual Music Orchestration" (1989) and fountains at the La Défense district in Paris (1975) and in Dizengoff Square in Tel Aviv (1986). He is also known for a type of print known as an Agamograph, which uses lenticular printing to present radically different images, depending on the angle from which it is viewed. The lenticular technique was executed in large scale in the 30' x 30' (9.14 M x 9.14 M) "Complex Vision" (1969) which adorns the facade of the Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama.

In 1996 Agam was awarded the Jan Amos Comenius Medal by UNESCO for the "Agam Method" for visual education of young children.


Chinese Horoscope for Yaacov Agam
Includes characteristics and Vices
Yaacov Agam's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: January 23, 1928 - February 09, 1929
Birthday: May 11, 1928

The Dragon is a Yang,
and is the Fifth sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Characteristics:    
Strength
Success
Good Health
Enthusiasm
Pluck
Sentimentality
Vices:
Rigidity
Mistrust
Dissatisfaction
Infatuation
Braggadocio
Volubility


Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Yaacov Agam's Personality Tarot Card The Hermit - Personality Card

Birthday: May 11, 1928

A time for soul searching and meditation; a need for patience and solitude.


This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Yaacov Agam's Growth Tarot Card The Sun

Birthday: May 11, 2010

Cheerfulness, prosperity, energy and optimism.

 

 

 

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