Biography - A Short Wiki
Conceptual and minimalist artist famous for his paintings, lithographs, wall drawings, and sculptures, which he called structures. He was also proficient in drawing, printmaking, photography, and painting.
He attended Syracuse University, from which he graduated with a BFA in 1949. He later served in the Korean War, being stationed in California, Japan, and Korea.
His structures included “Black Form Dedicated to the Missing Jews” and was erected in 1987 at the Altona City Hall in Hamburg, Germany.
He was born into a Russian-Jewish immigrant family and was raised in Hartford, Connecticut. He started art classes when his mother enrolled him in Hartford’s Wadsworth Atheneum.
He was a contemporary of Jasper Johns.
How did Sol LeWitt die?
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|Age of death||78 years|
|Death date||April 8, 2007|
|Place of death||New York, New York, United States|
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Artists teach critics what to think. Critics repeat what the artists teach them.Sol LeWitt
In my case, I used the elements of these simple forms – square, cube, line and color – to produce logical systems. Most of these systems were finite; that is, they were complete using all possible variations. This kept them simple.Sol LeWitt
A blind man can make art if what is in his mind can be passed to another mind in some tangible form.Sol LeWitt
Just as the development of earth art and installation art stemmed from the idea of taking art out of the galleries, the basis of my involvement with public art is a continuation of wall drawings.Sol LeWitt
The other great development has been in photography, but that too was influenced by Conceptual art.Sol LeWitt