American painter Kelly (92) died


ma 28 jan 2015, 07:30

American painter Kelly (92) died


The influential American painter and sculptor Ellsworth Kelly is Sunday at age 92 died. Works of the artist are worldwide in major museums such as the Guggenheim Museum in New York, to admire. Also in the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, it is his work to admire.

De Amerikaanse schilder Ellsworth Kelly overleed afgelopen zondag op 92-jarige leeftijd.

The American painter Ellsworth Kelly died last Sunday at age 92.
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Kelly is known for his abstract forms, sharp lines and bright colors in his artwork. He drew inspiration from his many travels. After the Second world War, during which he was in the U.s. army served, he travelled about in France. He Later returned to his homeland and was asked to create a fresco for the building of the united nations organisation UNESCO.

For Kelly were Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse important sources of inspiration. He died a natural death, so made a gallery owner in New York, on behalf of Kelly’s partner, Jack Shear are known.