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Sol LeWitt

 (1928 - 2007)
Sol LeWitt was active/lived in New York, Connecticut.  Sol LeWitt is known for conceptual sculpture, geometric design wall painting.

Sol LeWitt

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Known for his modular white cube sculpture, geometric drawings and abstract design paintings including many wall paintings that took teams of people to execute, Sol LeWitt was a major promoter of dominant post World War II Conceptualism and Minimalism.  He used geometric shapes and lines to challenge his viewers, and sometimes they seemed logical and other times they seemed to have no basis in either reason or reality.

Although he was highly active in New York City, he shied away from any semblance of art celebrity life style and spent much of his later life working from his home and studio in Chester, Connecticut.  At the beginning of his career when he was gaining notoriety, conservative critics panned him   ...  Displaying 750 of 19536 characters.

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About  Sol LeWitt

Born:  1928 - Hartford, Connecticut
Died:   2007 - Chester, Connecticut
Known for:  conceptual sculpture, geometric design wall painting