After studying art at Syracuse University, Sol Lewitt worked as a graphic designer for architect I. M. Pei. This experience in architecture marked his later work, in which the concept, project and preparatory drawing are more decisive than the production itself. In 1965, Sol Lewitt exhibited his first modular sculptures in New York. These works betray Lewitt's first debt to Minimal artist. Sol Lewitt later became one of the founders of Conceptual art, with his books Paragraphs on Conceptual Art (1967) and Sentences on Conceptual Art (1969) in which he defines the main principles of his art.
Sol LeWitt was born in 1928, Hartford and died in 2007, New York.
Sol LeWitt's work has been showcased in the most important institutions and foundations (Museum of Modern Art, 2009; Whitney Museum, 2000; MNAM Centre Pompidou, 1994; Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris, ARC, 1987; etc.) and is present in the world's most prestigious collections.
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