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Vera Molnár, Pioneer of Computer Art, Dies at 99


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Molnr at her home studio in Paris in 2011.

Earlier this year, Molnár cemented her legacy in the world of blockchain with “Themes and Variations,” a generative art series of more than 500 works using NFT technology created in collaboration with artist and designer Martin Grasser.

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Vera Molnár, a Hungarian-born artist who has been called the godmother of generative art for her pioneering digital work, died Dec. 7 in Paris at age 99.

Her computer-aided paintings and drawings, which drew inspiration from works by Piet Mondrian and Paul Klee, have been exhibited in major museums.

Molnár received the 2022 ACM SIGGRAPH Distinguished Artists Award for Lifetime Achievement in Digital Art in recognition of "her many pioneering computational art techniques engaging human sensitivity in the production of her abstract geometrical artworks."

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