Yaacov Agam is an Israeli artist who focuses primarily on sculptural and kinetic art. He has trained internationally in his craft, in Jerusalem’s Bezalel Academy of Art and Design and at the KunstgewerbeSchule, where he learned from Johannes Itten and Max Bill in Switzerland. He then moved to Paris in the 1950s, where he had his first solo exhibition.
Agam’s work is almost always abstract and kinetic. His pieces are designed to engage with the viewer. He brought the “Agamograph” to popularity, which is a type of print whose image changes based on the angle upon which it is seen.
His artwork has been featured in several internationally renowned museums: the Guggenheim, Paris’ Musée National d’Art Moderne, and the Museum of Modern Art, as well as recognized in the Guinness Book of World Records for largest menorah.