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American Artist Ellsworth Kelly Dies at 92

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Posted at 10:55 AM, Dec 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-28 11:30:28-05

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.

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