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Ellsworth Kelly

American  •  1923-2015

Biography

Acting as a vital contributor to the Abstract movement, Ellsworth Kelly focused on color and composition. Becoming inspired by ornithology and the bold coloring of birds, Kelly used a two or three pigment color palette — painted flatly and geometrically — on his canvases. While living in Paris, the artist used Monet's late works as a base for experimenting with expressionism and serial work

Insights

  • Kelly had his first New York solo exhibition at Betty Parsons Gallery.

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