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Sol LeWitt

Sol LeWitt (1928-2007) was born in Hartford, Connecticut. As a pioneer of conceptual art, he has had a major influence in the contemporary art field for years. After serving in the United States Army, Lewitt moved to New York and attended the Cartoonist and Illustrators School (now the School of Visual Arts). Lewitt employs basic cubic forms, serial structures and modular grids as key elements in his work. The art work itself emphasizes the conception of the initial idea as LeWitt perceives it. His titles are convoluted and simple but are the essence of his work. They serve as instructions for whoever executes the drawing and explanations to the viewers of the processes involved.

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