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American Artist Ellsworth Kelly Dies at 92

Posted: 10:55 AM, Dec 28, 2015
Updated: 2015-12-28 11:30:28-05
American Artist Ellsworth Kelly Dies at 92
American Artist Ellsworth Kelly Dies at 92

Ellsworth Kelly, an American artist known for bright colors, minimalism and abstract shapes, has died at 92.

Kelly served in World War II and studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston on the G.I. Bill. After the war he spent time in Paris, developing his unique style. (Video via Matthew Marks Gallery)

"I wanted to do something that I hadn't really seen yet, that I had seen in fragments, here's the yellow, here's the blue," Kelly told New York States of Mind.

Kelly received the National Medal of Arts in 2012.

This video includes Getty Images.