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American Artist Ellsworth Kelly Dies at 92

Posted: 10:55 AM, Dec 28, 2015
Updated: 2015-12-28 16:30:28Z
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.

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