Sol LeWitt

Born Solomon LeWitt in 1928, Sol LeWitt was an American conceptual artist and painter with a far-reaching influence on a range of art movements, including minimal and conceptual art.

Funnily, he first worked as a guard at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, along with fellow artist Robert Mangold before rising rapidly to fame in the 1960s.

LeWitt is famous for his sculptures (though he preferred the term “structures”) and wall drawings. He was also adept at other forms of media, including artist’s books, installations, paintings, photography, printmaking, and drawing. He died in New York in 2007.

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Why are Sol LeWitt’s wall drawings so influential?

Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawings 1,350 Wall Drawings in four decades Over the course of his prolific and influential career, Sol LeWitt (1928–2007) produced approximately 1,350 wall drawings, comprising approximately 3,500 installations at more than 1,200 venues. Why did Sol LeWitt let others paint his ideas? Early in his career, Sol LeWitt began to have others …

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