Sol Lewitt American, 1928-2007

"Since art is a vehicle for the transmission of ideas through form, the reproduction of the form only reinforces the concept. It is the idea that is being reproduced. Anyone who understands the work of art owns it. We all own the Mona Lisa."

Solomon "Sol" LeWitt was born in 1928 to a family of Jewish immigrants in Hartford, Connecticut. He received his BFA from Syracuse University in 1949.  

Regarded as a founder of both Minimal and Conceptual art, Lewitt first came to fame in the late 1960’s for his prolific work ranging from wall drawings, works on paper, to sculpture like “structures” in the form of towers, geometric forms, pyramids, and progressions. Lewitt has been the subject of hundreds of solo exhibitions in galleries and museums around the world since 1965.