Ellsworth Kelly

Ellsworth Kelly, evading critical attempts to classify him as a Color Field, hard-edge, or Minimalist painter, has redefined abstraction in art, establishing himself through his drawings, paintings, sculptures, and prints as one of the most important artists working today. Kelly's visual vocabulary is drawn from observation of the world around him—shapes and colors found in plants, architecture, shadows on a wall or a lake—and has been shaped by his interest in the spaces between places and objects and between his work and its viewers. He has said, "In my work, I don't want you to look at the surface; I want you to look at the form, the relationships."

Kelly (born 1923) has been the subject of major exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, and his work is in many public collections, including those of the Centre Pompidou, Paris, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, and Tate Modern, London. Kelly lives and works in Spencertown, New York.

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Gallery Exhibitions

Museum Exhibitions
Geometries On and Off the Grid: Art from 1950 to the Present
The Warehouse
Dallas, TX
Feb 2 - Nov 30, 2015
You Have to See This: Abstract Art from the Permanent Collection
The Palmer Museum of Art
University Park, PA
Sep 1 - Dec 6, 2015
Black Sun
Fondation Beyeler
Basel, Switzerland
Oct 4, 2015 - Jan 10, 2016

The Serial Impulse at Gemini G.E.L.
National Gallery of Art
Washington, DC
Oct 4, 2015 - Feb 7, 2016