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Venezuelan Cruz-Diez, pioneer in kinetic art, dies in Paris

Cruz-Diez was praised for his work with color and his installations have been featured in major international art museums and public spaces

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Carlos Cruz-Diez, a leading Venezuelan artist and a pioneering figure in the style known as kinetic art, has died in Paris at age 95.

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Cruz-Diez's official website said Sunday the artist was surrounded by his family at the time of his death.

Cruz-Diez was praised for his work with color and his installations have been featured in major international art museums and public spaces. 

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He was born in Caracas on Aug. 17, 1923 and developed a reputation as one of Latin America's most prominent artists in the second half of the 20th century.  He died on Saturday.

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