From September 11, 2020 to January 29, 2021, the MMAC is proud to host the painting Green Black Blue by celebrated American color field painter Ellsworth Kelly. The painting will hang in the lobby of Gilkey Hall. Ellsworth Kelly (1923-2015) was born in Newburgh, New York. He studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. From 1946-47, he studied at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris on the GI Bill. In the late 1950s, he began exhibiting large-scale paintings in New York City that explored the simplicity of line, color, and form. Critics associated him with avant garde movements of hard-edge abstraction, color field painting, and minimalism. He died at the age of 92 in Spencertown, NY where he had his home and studio.
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