Sol LeWitt

Born 1928, Hartford. Died 2007, New York.



Sol LeWitt received a BFA from Syracuse University in 1949. As one of the originators of Conceptual Art, Sol LeWitt believed in the primacy of the idea or concept in an artwork over and above its execution or aesthetic sensibility. In his sculptures, paintings, wall drawings, and prints, LeWitt explored repetitions and variations of simple elements of line or shape in order to achieve complex relationships and patterns.The artist's objects, paintings, prints and wall drawings have been the subject of countless solo exhibitions worldwide, at venues including The Museum of Modern Art, Dia: Beacon, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Stedelijk Museum and Centre Pompidou. [+] Information on Sol LeWitt's wall drawings at Mass MoCA.