American painter Frank Stella dies

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Frank Stella poses in front of one of his works during an exhibition dedicated to him, in Warsaw, February 18, 2016. CZAREK SOKOLOWSKI / AP

Frank Stella, an American painter who became a figure in post-war American art, particularly with his first minimalist works, died at the age of 87, American media reported on Saturday May 4. Frank Stella died in his Manhattan home, a victim of lymphoma, according to the New York Times.

He launched his career by creating paintings contrasting with the abstract expressionism of the time, with few colors. His early works included a series of paintings ” striped “large works with precise black lines on a blank canvas, which caused a stir in the American art world and beyond.

Three-dimensional works and monumental sculptures

Frank Stella was recognized as a major American artist before he was 25 and continued his career for more than six decades. He subsequently explored color and form, occasionally making irregularly shaped paintings with geometric patterns.

In the 1970s and 1980s, Stella increasingly turned to three-dimensional works, incorporating aluminum and fiberglass into her works, before executing monumental sculptures.

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The Museum of Modern Art in New York devoted two retrospectives to him in 1970 and 1987.

The World with AFP

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