Roman Opalka

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Birthday
27, 1931
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Aug 16, 2011 (79)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
27, 1931
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Aug 16, 2011 (79)

About

French-born, Polish painter best known for his "Infinity" series. He included a tape recorder in his painting process beginning in 1968 and also took passport-style photographs of himself with the canvas at the end of a day's work.

Before Fame

He studied lithography, graphics, and fine arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poland. He returned to France in 1977.

Trivia

His "Infinity" series was composed of paintings of ascending numbers. The final number he painted was 5,607,249.

Family Life

He was born in France to Polish parents and moved back to Poland with his family during his teenage years.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of Jerzy Kosinski.

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