(May 31, 1923 – December 27, 2015) was an American painter, sculptor, and printmaker associated with hard-edge painting, Color Field painting and minimalism. His works demonstrate unassuming techniques emphasizing simplicity of form, similar to the work of John McLaughlin and Kenneth Noland.
Green Blue Red
1963, Oil on Canvas, 67 1/2 x 90 in. (171.45 x 228.6 cm)
"Throughout the late 1950's and early 60s, Ellsworth Kelly worked with shapes and solid colors deployed flatly across single canvases. Finding inspiration in both nature and art, he was drawn to the oddity of forms and various conditions that create visual interest in unlikely ways. In this spirit, Green Blue Red abstains from the the balance and harmony of traditional painting and reflects and impulse to build a surface of visual tension out of the contrasts of color and shape and the containment of an edge..." the BROAD
Red Green Blue
1964, Oil on canvas, 90 x 64 inches