Yves Klein

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Birthday
28, 1928
Birthplace
Nice, France
Death Date
Jun 6, 1962 (34)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
28, 1928
Birthplace
Nice, France
Death Date
Jun 6, 1962 (34)

About

French painter and performance art practitioner who helped to establish the Nouveau Realisme movement in art.

Before Fame

He created his early performance art masterpiece, "Monotone Symphony," in 1949, at the age of twenty-one.

Trivia

He was known for his monochromatic and photomontage pieces. His famous monochromatic exhibition "Blue Epoch" opened at Milan's Gallery Apollinaire in 1957 and featured a series of identical, blue canvases.

Family Life

He was born in Nice, France, to artist parents. He had a son named Yves Amu Klein who grew up to create robotic sculptures.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of fellow artist Willem de Kooning.