Ellsworth Kelly is an American sculptor, painter and graphic artist associated with hard-edge painting. Kelly was first trained in art while serving in the US Army during World War II. He served in a unit in which many artists developed camouflage and other visual effects to deceive the enemy.
After the war Kelly began to study art at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and later at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris.
Kelly's early works were inspired by Jean Arp, Joan Miró and Henri Matisse. His later works often consist of joined canvases and canvases of various shapes with bold solid surfaces and bright colors. Kelly’s first exhibition was at the Galerie Arnaud in Paris in 1951 and he was later included in the Museum of Modern Art exhibition “Sixteen Americans” in 1959.
His work is represented at the Matthew Marks Gallery in New York and Los Angeles.
Ellsworth Kelly (American/New York, 1923-2015) "Yellow Curve" handmade paper with color pulp artist proof, signed lower right, numbered "A.P. VI" lower left. Float-mounted, glazed and framed. 32-1/2" x 31", framed 36" x 34-1/2" Provenance: Private collection, Houston, Texas. Estimate $8,000-12,000
ELLSWORTH KELLY (1923-2015) ELLSWORTH KELLY (1923-2015)Untitledlithograph in black and orange, on Rives BFK paper, 1972, signed in pencil, annotated 'AP' (an artist's proof, the edition was 125), published by Brooke Alexander, New YorkImage: 21.1/2 x 14.1/8 in. (546 x 359 mm.) Sheet: 34.1/4 x 26.7/8 in. (870 x 683 mm.)
ELLSWORTH KELLY (1923-2015) ELLSWORTH KELLY (1923-2015)Colored Paper Image XIX (Brown Blue Black Green Violet)colored and pressed paper pulp, 1976, signed in pencil, numbered 4/17 (there were also seven artist's proofs), published by Tyler Graphics Ltd,. Bedford, New York, with the artist's and publisher's blindstampsImage: 29.3/8 x 29.3/8 in. (746 x 746 mm.)Sheet: 32.3/4 x 31.1/4 in. (832 x 794 mm.)
Designed by Swedish designers of Marten Claesson, Eero Koivisto, and Ola Rune, this table draws inspiration from American artist Ellsworth Kelly for its essential shape and pure color. Part of the Kelly series, this dining table is an exercise in elegant minimalism. Resting on a slender base made of metal tubes of 18 mm diameter with a powder-coat in the same black hue of the top, which is crafted of MDF 23 mm thick, with an aluminum plated powder coat. The round edges of the top strikingly comp