Sol LeWitt
1928–2007

Introduction

Solomon "Sol" LeWitt (September 9, 1928 – April 8, 2007) 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" (a term he preferred to "sculptures") 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.

Wikidata identifier

Q168587

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Introduction

LeWitt moved from Minimalism to Conceptual art in the 1970s often stressing theory over execution, employing systems to govern the artistic process, that most often result in large-scale wall drawings.

Country of birth

United States

Roles

Artist, collagist, conceptual artist, graphic artist, muralist, painter, photographer, sculptor

ULAN identifier

500115429

Names

Sol LeWitt, Sol Le Witt, Sol Lewitt

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