Nam June Paik

Nam June Paik bio

Birth Name: Nam June Paik

Occupation: Multimedia Artist

Place Of Birth: South Korea

Date Of Birth: July 20, 1932

Date Of Death: January 29, 2006

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Asian

Nationality: South Korean

Nam June Paik was born on the 20th of July, 1932. He was famous for being a Multimedia Artist. Korean-American, multimedia artist credited as the founder of video art. He was one of the first to use “electronic super highway” in reference to telecommunications.

Nam June Paik was born in South Korea. He trained as a classical pianist in his youth and studied music at the University of Tokyo and at Germany’s Munich University. He became acquainted with conceptual artists Joseph Beuys and Wolf Vostell while in Germany, and they had an incredible impact on his pursuit of electronic art. His famous work, “Electronic Superhighway: Continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii 1995-96,” was put on exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Nam June Paik was a Cancer and was born in the Silent Generation.

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Nam June Paik was born in 1930s. The 1930s were called the Great Depression (1929-1939). It was the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world. Despite the Great Depression, Hollywood and popular film production flourished. Radio was the main source of entertainment, information, and political propaganda, and jazz, blues, gospel, and folk music, became immensely popular. Discover what happened on this day.

Nam June Paik is part of the Silent Generation, which followed after the G.I. Generation. As young adults during the McCarthy Era, many members of this generation felt it was dangerous to speak out. They were too young to see action in World War II and too old to participate in the fun of the Summer of Love.


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Nam June Paik’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Nam June Paik’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Nam June Paik kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Nam June Paik was born in the Year of the Monkey.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Nam June Paik
AGE GENERATION: Silent Generation
BIRTH DAY: Wednesday



Zodiac Sign: Nam June Paik was a Cancer. People of this zodiac sign like home-based hobbies, relaxing near or in water, helping loved ones, and dislike strangers, revealing of personal life. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, emotional, sympathetic, tenacious, persuasive, while weaknesses can be moody, pessimistic, suspicious, manipulative and insecure. The greatest overall compatibility with Cancer is Capricorn and Taurus.

Chinese Zodiac: Nam June Paik was born in the Year of the Rabbit. People born under this sign love to make people laugh and are generally energetic and upbeat but sometimes lack self-control.

Ruling Planet: Nam June Paik had a ruling planet of Moon and has a ruling planet of Moon and by astrological associations Sunday is ruled by moon. The Moon represents one's nurturing and emotional instinct. People who are born with Moon as the ruling planet are sensitive, nurturing, and usually have fluctuating moods.

Nam June Paik’s birth sign is Cancer and he had a ruling planet of Moon.

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