Solomon "Sol" LeWitt was an American artist linked to various movements, including Conceptual art and Minimalism. LeWitt came to fame in the late 1960s with his wall drawings and "structures" but was prolific in a wide range of media including drawing, printmaking, photography, painting, installation, and artist's books. He has been the subject of hundreds of solo exhibitions in museums and galleries around the world since 1965. The first biography of the artist, Sol LeWitt: A Life of Ideas, by Lary Bloom, was published by Wesleyan University Press in the spring of 2019.
|Born:||Solomon LeWitt, September 9, 1928, Hartford, Connecticut|
|Died:||April 8, 2007, New York, New York|
|Education:||Syracuse University, School of Visual Arts|
|Known for:||Painting, Drawing, Sculpture|
|Movement:||Conceptual Art, Minimalism|
About Sol LeWitt
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.
Sol LeWitt Before Fame
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.
Achievement of Sol LeWitt
His structures included "Black Form Dedicated to the Missing Jews" and was erected in 1987 at the Altona City Hall in Hamburg, Germany.
Sol LeWitt Family Life
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.
Associations of Sol LeWitt
He was a contemporary of Jasper Johns.
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- American conceptual artists
- Contemporary sculptors
- American installation artists
- Postmodern artists
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- 20th-century American printmakers