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Le Witt

United States 

Sol Le Witt (eng. LeWitt, Sol, 9 September 1928 — 8 April 2007) — American artist, one of the key figures of minimalism and conceptualism, the author of theoretical works on the conceptualism.



Born 1928 in Hartford (USA, Connecticut) to a family of Jewish immigrants from Russia.



1949 Studied art history at Syracuse University, after graduation, traveled to Europe.



Participated in the Korean war: served first in California, then in Japan and Korea.



Moved to new York in the 1950s where he studied at the School visualing arts, working in parallel in the magazine.



Later he worked as a designer at architect Pei.



1960 Worked at the Museum of modern art (MoMA).



Participated in projects of conceptual art and land art.



1967 Work "Paragraphs on Conceptual Art" Manifesto of the conceptualists, the basis for the theory of conceptualism.



In 1968, LeWitt made metal cube, buried it in the Netherlands and described the entire process of extinction.



1969 Work on the theory of conceptualism "Sentences of Conceptual Art"



1978-79 Museum of modern art in new York organized the first retrospective of LeWitt.



1992 Exhibition of Sol LeWitt Drawings 1958-1992, organized by the Gemeentemuseum den Haag, the Netherlands, which then traveled for three years to museums in the UK, Germany, France, Spain, USA.



1996 Museum of modern art in new York organized the exhibition Sol LeWitt Prints: 1970-1995.



2007 Died in new York, cause of death was cancer.



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