Ellsworth Kelly

Ellsworth Kelly is best known for his abstract paintings and sculptures consisting of deeply saturated colors and drastically simplified forms. His work marked a significant departure from the gestural, surface-oriented paintings of abstract expressionism, paving a path for a more diverse, expansive canon of nonfigural art in the United States. Although Kelly’s forms are highly distilled, they are rooted in the artist’s observation of nature, from the curve of a leaf to a shadow cast on the ground.

Source: Christian Science Monitor