Sol LeWitt (1928-2007, Connecticut) is regarded as a founder of both Minimalist and Conceptual art. The artist’s famed wall drawings are the perfect amalgam of his visionary practice. These murals are installed not by the artist’s hand, but through a set of instructions, suggesting that the artwork is a list of directions rather than the paintings themselves. Throughout his prolific career, LeWitt elevated geometric illustration and strategic color palettes through a range of mediums spanning from the wall drawings to hundreds of works on paper, as well as three-dimensional structures in the form of towers, pyramids and progressions. 


LeWitt holds a BFA from Syracuse University with post-graduate study at the School of the Visual Arts. Early in his career, he worked as a graphic designer and receptionist at the Museum of Modern Art (New York), an experience that greatly influenced his career and introduced him to a community of like-minded artists. Today, his works are found in countless international collections, including the Tate Modern (London), Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), Australian National Gallery, Guggenheim Museum (New York) and MASS MoCA (Massachusetts).

Related Works

  • Another minimalist master in the collection is Ellsworth Kelly. Kelly's elegant compositions of geometric shapes are as iconic as LeWitt's squiggles. View his work.
  • Robert Rauschenberg, a contemporary of LeWitt, was also responsible for significant advancements in the field of conceptual art. View his work.