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Encyclopedia > Ellsworth Kelly

Ellsworth Kelly (b. Newburgh, New York, May 31, 1923) is an American painter and sculptor associated with Hard-edge painting, Color field painting and the minimalist school. Many of his paintings consist of a single (usually bright) color, with some canvases being of irregular shape (i.e., shaped canvases). Newburgh is both a city and a town in Orange County, New York. ... NY redirects here. ... May 31 is the 151st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (152nd in leap years), with 214 days remaining. ... 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Hard-edge painting style can be considered a subdivision of Post-Painterly Abstraction, which in turn emerged from Color Field painting. ... Color Field is an art movement characterized by canvases being covered entirely by large fields of solid color. ... For other uses, see Minimalism (disambiguation). ... Shaped canvas paintings are done on canvas in a shape other than the traditional rectangle. ...

He studied at the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, from 1941 to 1943 and then after serving in the military from 1943 to 1945 he attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, from 1946 to 1947. He then studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France, through the G.I. Bill. Pratt Institute is a specialized, private college in New York City with campuses in Manhattan and Brooklyn. ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film). ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1943 calendar). ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (also known as Museum School) is an undergraduate and graduate college located in Boston, Massachusetts and is dedicated to the visual arts. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... École des Beaux-Arts (IPA ) refers to several art schools in France. ... The Eiffel Tower has become the symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... The Servicemens Readjustment Act of 1944 (better known as the G.I. Bill) provided for college or vocational education for returning World War II veterans (commonly referred to as GIs or G.I.s) as well as one year of unemployment compensation. ...

Hist first solo exhibition was held at the Galerie Arnaud, Paris, 1951. His first retrospective was held at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1973. View across garden, in new MoMA building by Yoshio Taniguchi. ... NY redirects here. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ...

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Tate St Ives | Past Exhibitions | Ellsworth Kelly in St Ives (410 words)
Kelly's skill in working with form, colour, space and line to create monumental visual statements is a result of his acute spatial sensibility and an understanding of the potential in the fusion of these elements.
Kelly treats colour as an independent element in which representation no longer plays a role but the colour itself becomes form and utilises the architectural plane on which it sits and the space around it.
Kelly is interested in the elusiveness of forms that we glimpse as part of our lives and manipulating such forms to create new illusions of space and colour.
Ellsworth Kelly (792 words)
Kelly was the leading member of a group known as the “Hard Edge Movement,” a reaction against the abstract expressionist movement of the 1950’s.
Kelly would turn to other shapes, such as the triangle, the trapezoid, and the parallelogram, all of which were executed in a group of paintings he showed in 1968 at the Sidney Janis Galley.
Kelly’s paintings, drawings, and collages are also on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in an exhibition titled “Ellsworth Kelly: Paris/New York 1949-1959” and shows the significant changes in Kelly’s work during this formative period that was instrumental in his artistic development.
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