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 Yaacov (Gipstein) Agam  (1928 - )

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Lived/Active: New York / Israel/France      Known for: religious and environmental themed sculpture, kinetic and optical art

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1928 (Rishon le Zion, Israel)
 
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New York / Israel/France

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religious and environmental themed sculpture, kinetic and optical art

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Yaacov Agam was born Yaacov Gipstein in Rishon le Zion, in Israel on May 11, 1928.  His father was a rabbi, a Talmudic scholar and a Kabbalist.  The family was poor, and the young Agam received little regular schooling; he studied under a "melamed" in the local synagogue.  He soon realized he could draw.

"I used to come home with drawings, at first afraid of my father's reactions, since drawing was not permitted on religious principles. But on one occasion my father (showing 500 of 16507 characters).



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