Frank Popper

French art historian

Frank Popper (April 17, 1918[1] – July 12, 2020) was a French historian of art and technology. He was Professor Emeritus of Aesthetics and the Science of Art at the University of Paris VIII.[2] He was author of the books: Origins and Development of Kinetic Art, Art, Action, and Participation, Art of the Electronic Age[3] and From Technological to Virtual Art.

Frank Popper
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Frank Popper in 2008
Born(1918-04-17)April 17, 1918
DiedJuly 12, 2020(2020-07-12) (aged 102)
CitizenshipDual French and British citizenship
Alma materParis-Sorbonne University
Known forHistorian of art and technology

He turned 100 in April 2018.[4] Popper died on July 12, 2020 in Lugano, Switzerland at the age of 102.[5]


  1. Popper, Frank (15 February 1975). "Art, action and participation". Studio Vista – via National Library of Australia (new catalog).
  2. "Présidence de la République". Archived from the original on 2010-06-03. Retrieved 2010-05-30.
  3. Lieser, Wolf. Digital Art. Langenscheidt: h.f. ullmann. 2009 p. 283
  4. "Frank Popper, Spirit Rector of Kinetic Art, is celebrating his 100th birthday". Leonardo/ISAST. 12 April 2018.
  5. FRank Popper (1918-2020)

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