Francois Molnár

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Born 1922 in Szentes, Hungary. Died 1993 in Paris. Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest (grad. 1947). 1947 moved to Paris. 1952 studies in experimental psychology at the University of Paris. 1960 founding member of Centre de Recherche d’Art Visuel. In November 1960 left the Centre before it was renamed Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visuel (GRAV) in 1961. From 1963 worked at the Institut d’Esthétique et des Sciences de l’Art, University of Paris I. From 1969 taught at the University of Paris. Director of research at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS). Director of the Centre de Recherche Expérimentale et Informatique des Arts Visuels, University of Paris I.


  • F. M., “À la recherche d’un langage plastique … pour une science de l’art,” in: Denise René (ed.), Vasarely, exhib. cat., Galerie Denise René, Paris, 1959.
  • F. M., “Contribution à l’étude expérimentale de la composition picturale,” in: Sciences de l’Art. Annales de l’Institut d’Esthétique et des Sciences de l’Art, 2, 1965, pp. 42–56.
  • F. M., “Towards Science in Art,” in: DATA. Directions in Art, Theory and Aesthetics, London, 1968, pp. 204–213.