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Ellsworth Kelly    (American, 1923)

 Ellsworth Kelly - Grapefruit (Pamplemousse) (Axsom 33) (Prints and Multiples) h: 35.5 x w: 24.1 in / h: 90.2 x w: 61.2 cm
Ellsworth Kelly
Grapefruit (Pamplemousse) (Axsom 33) 1964-1965
 
 Ellsworth Kelly - Green Curve with Radius of 20 (Axsom 101) from the Portfolio For Meyer Schapiro (Prints and Multiples) h: 36 x w: 34 in / h: 91.4 x w: 86.4 cm
Ellsworth Kelly
Green Curve with Radius of 20 (Axsom 101) from the Portfolio For Meyer Schapiro 1974
 
 Ellsworth Kelly - Pears II (Poire II) (Prints and Multiples) h: 34.6 x w: 23.4 in / h: 87.9 x w: 59.4 cm
Ellsworth Kelly
Pears II (Poire II) 1965-1966
 
 Ellsworth Kelly - Yellow/Black (A. 69) (Prints and Multiples) h: 41.4 x w: 36 in / h: 105.2 x w: 91.4 cm
Ellsworth Kelly
Yellow/Black (A. 69) 1970
 
  

Biografie
1923 Born: in Newburgh, NY on May 31st
1941 - 1943 Studied Applied Arts at the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
1942 - 1945 Served military duty
1946 - 1947 Diploma Program at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, where he took drawing and painting classes with Carl Zerbe
1948 Ecole des Beux-Arts, Paris, France; travelled to see the Isenheimer Altarpiece in Colmar
1950 - 1951 Taught at the American School in Paris
1951 Had his first solo show at the Galerie Arnaud in Paris
1956 Had his first solo show in New York at the Betty Parsons Gallery
1958 Began to create freestanding sculptures
1969 Executed a mural for UNESCO
1973 Recipient, The Painting Prize from the Art Institute of Chicago
1978 Executed a sculpture for Barcelona
1986 Executed a bronze sculpture for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston TX
1988 Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Republic
1993 Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur by the French Republic at the French Embassy in Washington DC
1993 Executed a memorial for the Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington D.C.
2000 Praemium Imperiale for Painting
2002 Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres by the French Republic
Lives and works in Spencertown, NY

Ausstellungen
2012 Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
2011 - 2012 Schwarz & Weiß / Black & White, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
2008 Arp to Reinhardt: Rose Geometries, The Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA
Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today, MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
2007 Living Color, Vassarely Museum, Budapest, Hungary
2006 Picasso to Pop: Aspects of Modern Art, The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT
2005 Spectrum, Galerie Lelong - New York, New York, NY
2004 Neue Nationalgalerie, Das MoMA, Berlin, Germany
2003 Ellsworth Kelly, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (solo)
Sculpture, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Bremen, Neues Museum Weserburg, Die Fondation Maeght
Schloss Ujazdowski, Zentrum für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Von Picasso bis Warhol, Warsaw, Poland
2002 ELLSWORTH KELLY Werke 1956-2002, Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland (solo)
Ellsworth Kelly, Tablet: 1948–1973, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
2001 Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1999 Ellsworth Kelly – Sculpture for a Large Wall, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (solo)
Ellsworth Kelly: Five Decades of Line, Form and Colour, Mitchell-Innes & Nash Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Kunstmuseum, Bonn, Germany (solo)
Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany (solo)
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (solo)
Ellsworth Kelly: Works on Paper 1948-1955, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Boston, MA
1998 Ellsworth Kelly. New Paintings, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Retrospectives, Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Munich, Germany (solo)
1996 Ellsworth Kelly. A Retrospective, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY (solo)
Ellsworth Kelly on the Roof, Cantor Roof Garden, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
1993 New Displays: Ellsworth Kelly, Tate Gallery, London, England
1989 Ellsworth Kelly: Courtyard Installation, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (solo)
1987 Ellsworth Kelly: Works on Paper, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, MA
Ellsworth Kelly: A Print Retrospective, The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
1982 Ellsworth Kelly: Sculpture, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (solo)
1979 XXXVI Washington, DC, Corcoran Gallery of Art, 36th Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting together with Willem de Kooning, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Ellsworth Kelly: Painting and Sculpture, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
Ellsworth Kelly Recent Paintings and Sculpture, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY (solo)
1973 Retrospective, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (solo)
Ellsworth Kelly, Curved Series, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1968 The Art of the Real, USA 1948-1968, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1966 American Pavilion, XXXIII Venice Biennale
1965 Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1964 Galerie Maeght, Paris, France (solo)
1963 Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings by Ellsworth Kelly, Gallery of Modern Art, Washington D.C. (solo)
1959 Sixteen Americans, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1958 Galerie Maeght, Paris, France (solo)
1957 Young America 1957, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1956 Betty Parsons Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1951 Galerie Arnaud, Paris, France (solo)
1947 Boris Mirski Art Gallery, Boston, MA
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