Yves Klein

Yves Klein

Born: January 01, 1970

Nationality: French

Occupation: Artist

Biography: Yves Klein was a French artist considered an important figure in post-war European art. He is the leading member of the French artistic movement of Nouveau réalisme founded in 1960 by the art critic Pierre Restany. Klein was a pioneer in the development of Performance art, and is seen as an inspiration to and as a forerunner of Minimal art, as well as Pop art.


Source/Notes: Abstract Art, Anna Moszynska, Thames and Hudson 1990, p. 182