Monday, 14 May 2007


An artist brought up by his mother at the age of six, when his father died. He was greatly inspired, needless to say, by Piero della Francesa's frescoes, also by portraits by Velasquez. In 1962, Sol Le Witt, freely brushed his way into completing studies in ink, named, "WORKING DRAWINGS". He began to focus mainly on form in primary structures taken from basic units. He then moved on towards the more sculptural in taking diamond formed structures.

Sol Le Witt has struggled to eventually be recognised as a conceptual artist- i.e. not belonging to the MINIMALISTS. He had very strong, clear views involved. This was more important than the actual crafting. "HE BELIEVED IN THE ARTIST AS THINKER RATHER THAN CRAFTSMAN ".

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