Ellsworth Kelly’s, born on this day in 1923, emphasized pure form and color as he developed his abstract art. He was a major influence on Pop Art, Minimalism, hard-edge and color field painting, Ellsworth Kelly’s best-known works are distinguished by sharp shapes flatly painted in vivid color, such as Colors for a Large Wall (1951). His abstract paintings are inspired by the light, space, and color in the architecture around him.
He died on December 27, 2015 at the age of 92 in New York. Read more about Ellsworth Kelly here.