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Kelly, Ellsworth 1923-2015

Works: 488 works in 945 publications in 5 languages and 15,686 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogues raisonnés  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Interviews  Documentary films  Poetry  Biography  Biographical films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Artist, Interviewee, Honoree, Other, Sculptor, Publisher, Lithographer, zxx
Classifications: ND237.K444, 759.13
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Ellsworth Kelly by E. C Goossen( Book )

13 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical and critical information about one of America's foremost modern artists is accompanied by pictures of many of his works
Ellsworth Kelly : works on paper by Diane Upright( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ellsworth Kelly in San Francisco by Madeleine Grynsztejn( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This overview of Ellsworth Kelly's fifty-year career is the first to bring together the twenty-two pieces the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art acquired from Kelly's personal collection in 1999. The volume also includes paintings, sculptures, collages, drawings, and reliefs from the Museum's previous holdings and private collections throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. The primary text by Madeleine Grynsztejn explores the evolution of Kelly's artwork, his longstanding interest in the phenomenology of vision, and his experimentation with compositions generated by the laws of chance. Short essays by Julian Myers examine key issues and groupings of works, from Kelly's early figural paintings through the shaped panels and relief paintings for which the artist is best known. Produced to accompany the exhibition of the same name, Ellsworth Kelly in San Francisco is an elegant presentation of the most significant collection of this artist's work and secures Kelly's place as one of the most original of American artists." "Kelly's paintings and sculptures are recognized as vital to the evolution of postwar modernism. One of the chief proponents of abstraction during the 195Os, Kelly is also celebrated for his large-scale monochrome canvases. He first gained critical recognition in the mid-1950s when the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York purchased his work and the Betty Parsons gallery presented his first solo exhibition in the U.S. From the 1970s to the present, the scale of Kelly's work increased as he joined canvases of different sizes and shapes into asymmetrical formats and created sculptures in bronze, wood, and steel. Today Kelly's works are represented in museums and private collections worldwide, and he has received several prestigious awards and honorary degrees."--Jacket
Ellsworth Kelly : the early drawings, 1948-1955 by Yve-Alain Bois( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and German and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht van het werk van de Amerikaanse beeldend kunstenaar (geb. 1923)
Ellsworth Kelly, sculpture by Patterson Sims( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ellsworth Kelly in Dallas by Charles Wylie( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the artistic achievements of artist Ellsworth Kelly, providing an overview of his career and relationship with the city of Dallas from his collection at the Dallas Museum of Art
Ellsworth Kelly by Tricia Y Paik( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Definitive monograph on this hugely influential pioneer of abstract art; only book to cover his entire career from 1940s to now; expansively illustrated with insightful texts by leading art historians and curators"--Sleeve insert
Ellsworth Kelly : Chatham series by Ann Temkin( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In celebration of Ellsworth Kelly's ninetieth birthday in May 2013, The Museum of Modern Art will present the first exhibition in 40 years of all fourteen paintings that comprise the 'Chatham' series of works the artist produced after leaving New York City for Spencetown, in upstate New York, in 1970. The series has not been exhibited in its entirety since it was presented at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, in 1972. 'The Chatham Series', published in conjunction with the exhibition, is a richly illustrated exploration of this key moment in Kelly's career. The 14 large-scale paintings he produced there all rely on a single formal concept-each is made of two joined canvases of pure monochrome color - yet the works vary in color and proportion from one to the next. An essay by Ann Temkin traces the artist's explorations of shape, color and spatiality from the early 1950 to today."--Publisher's description, Exhibition: MoMA, New York, USA (22.5.-9.9.2013)
Ellsworth Kelly : schilderijen en beelden 1963-1979 = paintings and sculptures 1963-1979 by Ellsworth Kelly( Book )

21 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in 4 languages and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henri Matisse, Ellsworth Kelly : plant drawings by Henri Matisse( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in 3 languages and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donne à voir le dialogue intime entre deux pratiques du dessin, celle de Henri Matisse et celle de Ellsworth Kelly, peintre et sculpteur né en 1923
Ellsworth Kelly : tablet, 1948-1973 by Yve-Alain Bois( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters to Ellsworth by Ellsworth Kelly( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ellsworth Kelly: Fragments( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ellsworth Kelly is widely regarded as one of the most important abstract painters, sculptors and printmakers working today. Kelly insists on the connection between abstraction and nature from which he extrapolates forms and colors. Since the beginning of his career, Kelly's emphasis on pure form and color and his impulse to suppress gesture in favor of spatial unity, has played a pivotal role in the development of abstract art in America. This documentary elucidates the true complexity of the artist's work. In following Kelly as he revisits the Paris of his early twenties, the film uncovers early influences which became leitmotifs that he would return to, reiterate, refine, and re-work for decades to come."--Container
Ellsworth Kelly by Suzanne Pagé( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris will include commissioned artworks by Ellsworth Kelly. The 3,850 square meter museum designed by Frank Gehry opens to the public on October 27, 2014. For the building's auditorium Kelly created Spectrum VIII, a curtain consisting of 12 colored panels. Five monochrome paintings by Kelly are also part of the artist's site-specific, permanent installation in the museum's auditorium
Ellsworth Kelly : die Jahre in Frankreich, 1948-1954 by Yve-Alain Bois( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in German and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ellsworth Kelly, Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, Frank Stella : [exhibition] September 12th through October 26, 1970 by Ill.) Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dice thrown never will annul chance; a poem by Stéphane Mallarmé( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in French and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mallarme's last poem is a founding work of European modernism. The CD-ROM offers text and English translation, contemporary lithographs and music, together with readings
Ellsworth Kelly by Dale McConathy( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in French and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ellsworth Kelly : the years in France, 1948-1954 by Ellsworth Kelly( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in 3 languages and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the late 1950s, Ellsworth Kelly emerged as a major figure in the vanguard of so-called "Hard Edge" New York abstraction. Noted for their articulate, sharply contoured planes, unified perspective, and shifting balances between foreground and background, Kelly's works expanded the language of both figuration and abstraction, establishing him as one of the leading postwar American artists. Earlier in his career, Kelly had spent six years in France, from 1948 to 1954, a time that proved decisive to the evolution of his art. Sponsored by the G. I. Bill, the artist closely studied contemporary and historical art, architecture and culture in Paris and various regions of France, as well as meeting with several other European and American artists. These were all critical stimuli at a time when Kelly was developing his distinct mature style. Published in connection with an exhibition co-organized by the Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., this scintillating volume presents the first complete and accurate portrait of this pivotal stage in Kelly's career, drawing on previously unpublished work and observations by the artist. Excerpts from interviews and correspondence, and a chronicle of the artist's activities are included. The essays address the creative and interpretive issues of Kelly's work in relation to modern abstraction, his use of the "chance" and the modular grid, and the role of his photographs in recording motifs in nature. This volume reproduces for the first time all Kelly's paintings and low-relief sculpture of the period, as well as a selection of his earlier paintings done in New Jersey and Boston. A number of his photographs, drawings, sketchbooks, and collages are also featured. Comparative illustrations include portraits of his artist friends, photographs of Paris, and works by Matisse, Picasso, and others. Ironically, Kelly sold only one painting during his years in Paris although he participated in several avant-garde exhibitions. Yet the achievements of this period are recognized today as Kelly's first important works and have clearly established his international reputation
Ellsworth Kelly : plant drawings, 1948-2010 by Ellsworth Kelly( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and German and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Ellsworth Kelly in San Francisco
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Ellsworth Kelly : the early drawings, 1948-1955Ellsworth Kelly in DallasHenri Matisse, Ellsworth Kelly : plant drawingsEllsworth Kelly : die Jahre in Frankreich, 1948-1954Ellsworth Kelly : the years in France, 1948-1954Ellsworth Kelly : the years in France, 1948-1954Ellsworth Kelly, red, green, blue : paintings and studies, 1958-1965