Bridget Riley

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Birthday
24, 1931
Birthplace
England
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
24, 1931 (age 87)
Birthplace
England

About

British artist who made her name as a creator of Op (optical illusion) art. She produced her first stripe paintings in 1967.

Before Fame

She first attended Goldsmiths College from 1949 to 1952 and later The Royal College of Art from 1952 to 1955.

Trivia

As recognition for her work, she was awarded honorary degrees from Oxford and Cambridge, and she was given the Praemium Imperiale by the Japan Art Association.

Family Life

Her father served in the armed forces during World War II, while she was evacuated.

Associated With

She cited Jackson Pollock as a major influence on her early work.