Sol Lewitt biography
Sol Lewitt was an American artist born on September 9, 1928, in Hartford, Connecticut. He made his first prints while in college in the late '40s. Lewitt then moved to New York City in 1953 to study at the Cartoonists and Illustrators School (currently the School of Visual Arts) and worked for Seventeen Magazine. He progressed to a job at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Lewitt helped to launch Conceptual Art and Minimalism of the Post-War era. He used basic shapes and colors to create drawings and structures. From the '60s through the '90s prominent museums displayed his collections. Lewitt died on April 8, 2007, in New York City.