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Kelly, Ellsworth

Born: 1923 AD
Currently alive, at 98 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Artists, Painters, Sculptor

1923 – Kelly Ellsworth, born on the 31st of May in Newburgh, New York, USA. He is an American painter and sculptor associated with Hard-edge painting, Color field painting and the minimalist school.

1946 – 1948 – He studied at the Boston Museum School under Karl Zerbe.

1948 – 1954 – He then studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France, through the G.I. Bill.

1968 –  He was preoccupied with objects as art, colour patterns, and random collages, and his shaped canvas, Two Panels: Blue, Red, reveals his exploration of colour as emotion.

1973 – His first retrospective was held at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.