(1912 - 1992)
Nicolas Schoffer was active/lived in France, Austria. Nicolas Schoffer is known for geometrlic, constructivist, kinetic sculpture.
Biography Nicolas Schoffer
Nicolas Schöffer, (born September 6, 1912, Kalocsa, Austria-Hungary [now in Hungary]—died January 8, 1992, Paris, France), Hungarian-born French artist best known for his sculptures employing mechanical movement, light, and sound.
Schöffer studied painting at the School of Fine Arts in Budapest from 1932 to 1935 and then at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He became a French citizen in 1948. Between 1941 and 1951 he held a variety of jobs, including those of foundry worker and hotel porter.
Schöffer’s early metal sculptures, from the mid-1940s, reflect the hard-edged, self-consciously “modern” influences of Constructivism and Neoplasticism. The later kinetic works, which are variously concerned with the viewer’s experience o
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