Born 1928 in Israel.
The father of kinetic art, Agam pioneered a new form of art which emphasizes movement and changing form. He rejected traditional concepts of painting and sculpture to bring his brilliant color and moving form to life. His first one person show in Paris in 1953 was a great success and he is now one of the most influential and well known contemporary artists. He has created a body of work that allows the viewer to participate in the work by moving past the pieces or by changing the angle of viewing. He is collected worldwide and is on displays at major museums around the world.
Yaacov Agam was born into a Jewish Orthodox family. His father was a rabbi in Rishon le Zion (a small village in Israel). Agam's father devoted his life to teaching and learning, meditation, and fasting. He wrote several books on Jewish spiritual values and was deeply immersed in the study of the Kabbalah (t he study of the sacred invisible hidden divinities). Agam considers himself as his father's spiritual continuant in his devotion to the study of the Jewish themes of universal spirituality.