CELIA (Collaborative Education, Leadership, and Innovation in the Arts)

Sol LeWitt (1928-2007)

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Sol LeWitt was born in 1928 in Hartford, Connecticut. He was a leading figure in the Conceptual Art movement from the 1960s until his death in 2007. His work has left a lasting mark on the history of American Art in the twentieth century and is prominently featured in museum collections around the world.

LeWitt is best known for his large-scale Wall Drawings—rigorous arrays of designs, shapes, grids, and colors rendered in pencil and paint in coherence with strict instructions and diagrams to be followed in executing the work. He made over 1,200 of these works in his career. The Wright State University Art Gallery is fortunate to own the proposal for one of LeWitt’s large wall drawings, commissioned by the university benefactors Robert and Elaine Stein in 1981. It is titled 6 Geometric Figures and was exhibited at Rike Hall from 1981 to 1994.

The drawing will be re-installed as a permanent part of the Stein collection, now housed in the Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries at Wright State University.


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