Al Paul Seckel died near his home in France. He is best known for helping to make optical illusions a household name throughout the world. He was born in New York City on September 3rd, 1958 to Paul Seckel and Ruth Schonthal Seckel. Al had 2 older brothers, Ben and Bernard Seckel.
He wrote a number of Award-winning books on visual illusions, such as The Art of Optical Illusions and Masters of Deception. He also gave invited lectures at universities and conferences around the world such as TED and the World Economic Forum, Davos. Al is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth, his brother Bernard and his partner, Isabel. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association
or LabRats (Science Education for Kids)