Nam June Paik

Nam June Paik (Korean: 백남준; July 20, 1932 January 29, 2006) was a Korean American artist. He worked with a variety of media and is considered to be the founder of video art.[1][2] He is credited with the first use (1974) of the term "electronic super highway" to describe the future of telecommunications.[3]

Paik Nam June
Nam June Paik in New York City, 1983. Photo by Lim Young-kyun
Born(1932-07-20)July 20, 1932
DiedJanuary 29, 2006(2006-01-29) (aged 73)
NationalityKorean
EducationUniversity of Tokyo,
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Known forVideo art, performance, installation art
MovementFluxus
Spouse(s)
(m. 1977)
RelativesJinu (grandson)
Ken Paik Hakuta (nephew)
Awards Geumgwan Order of Cultural Merit (2007)
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationBaek Namjun
McCune–ReischauerPaek Namjun