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Jesus Rafael Soto

Jesus Rafael Soto was a Venezuelan artist. He was a sculptor and painter and is most famous for his op art and kinetic art works.

He was born in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela. He began his artistic career as a boy painting cinema posters in his native city. He received his artistic training in Caracas.

He directed the Escuela de Artes Plasticas in Maracaibo from 1947 to 1950, when he left for Paris and began associating with Yaacov Agam, Jean Tinguely, Victor Vasarely, and other artists connected with the Salon des Realites Nouvelles and the Galerie Denise Rene. He became world-famous ...

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