Artstor is collaborating with Ellsworth Kelly to share more than approximately 200 images of works by the artist in the Digital Library. The collection in ARTstor will consist of paintings, sculpture, drawings, and other works on paper spanning Kelly's entire career. Ellsworth Kelly will also provide accompanying cataloging information for these high-quality images.
Ellsworth Kelly is widely regarded as one of the most important abstract painters, sculptors and printmakers working today. His career spans six decades and is celebrated as much for his independence from any formal school or art movement as for his innovative contribution to 20th century painting and sculpture. Born in Newburgh, New York in 1923, Kelly served in the Army during World War II, and later studied art in Paris. Major retrospective exhibitions include The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Notable recent exhibitions include "Ellsworth Kelly" at the Serpentine Gallery, London in 2006, the 52nd International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale and Checkerboard Film Foundation documentary Ellsworth Kelly: Fragments premiere in 2007, and Ellsworth Kelly Paris — New York 1949 — 1959 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.