Frank Stella, Renowned Minimalist Painter
Frank Stella (b.1936 in Malden, MA, USA) began his career with his renowned Black Paintings. Precursors to Minimalism, four were included in MoMA’s Sixteen Americans1959 exhibition.In 1960, Stella had his first solo show at the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York. Throughout his career he has been included in major influential exhibitions at galleries and Museums around the world. In 1970, Stella became the youngest artist to receive a full-scale retrospective at MoMA, and was honored by a second retrospective at MoMA in 1987, an act unprecedented for a living artist.In 1983, he was appointed the Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard University. In 1986, these lectures were published under the title Working Space.Stella is the recipient of honorary degrees from Princeton, Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem, Dartmouth College and the Friedrich Schiller University in Germany. In 1989, he received the Ordre des Arts et des Letters from the French government. He was elected Honorary Royal Academician in 1993. In 2000, Stella was first American to have a dedicated gallery space within the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition in London. Stella was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Obama in 2009. In 2012, the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg in Germany exhibited a retrospective of Stella’s works. A retrospective of Mr. Stella works was on view at the Whitney Museum of Art in 2015 traveled to Fort Worth & San Francisco in 2016. An exhibition of new work will open at Marianne Boesky Gallery, May 2017. He lives and works in New York City.In this intimate, one-on-one conversation, Paul Goldberger, Pulitzer Prize winning architectural critic and Joseph Urban Chair in Design and Architecture at Parsons, will engage Frank Stella on his life and work.
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