Orient Beach

Signature: signed lower left

About Ellsworth Kelly

Since the beginning of his career, Ellsworth Kelly's emphasis on pure form and color and his impulse to suppress gesture in favor of creating spatial unity have played a pivotal role in the development of abstract art in America. A major influence on Pop Art, Minimalism, hard-edge and color field painting, Ellsworth Kelly’s best-known works are distinguished by sharply delineated shapes flatly painted in vivid color, such as Colors for a Large Wall (1951). His abstract paintings are inspired by the interplay of light, space, and color in the architecture around him. In contrast, Kelly’s automatic drawings feature delicate outlines of bodies and flora.

American, 1923-2015, Newburgh, New York, based in New York, New York

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Big Picture: Art After 1945, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle
2016
The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2016
Sculpture on the Move 1946–2016, Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel
2014
Ellsworth Kelly: Selected Works, Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl, New York
2012
Ellsworth Kelly, Cahiers d'Art, Paris

Solo Shows on Artsy

2014
Ellsworth Kelly: Selected Works, Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl, New York
2012
Ellsworth Kelly, Cahiers d'Art, Paris

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Four Print Masters, Marlborough Gallery, New York
2016
Big Picture: Art After 1945, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle
2016
Summer Selections, Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl, New York
2016
The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2016
Sculpture on the Move 1946–2016, Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel
2015
Black Sun, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen
2015
Space Between, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York
2015
American Icons, RMN Grand Palais, Paris
2014
New Projects @ Gemini G.E.L., Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl, New York
2014
Art On Color, Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl, New York
2014
Allen Ruppersberg and Recent Editions, Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl, New York
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