Sol LeWitt

1928 - 2007

Sol LeWitt

Solomon "Sol" LeWitt (September 9, 1928 – April 8, 2007) was an American artist linked to various movements, including Conceptual art and Minimalism.LeWitt came to fame in the late 1960s with his wall drawings and "structures" (a term he preferred instead of "sculptures") but was prolific in a wide range of media including drawing, printmaking, photography, painting, installation, and artist's books. He has been the subject of hundreds of solo exhibitions in museums and galleries around the world since 1965. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sol LeWitt has received more than 554,254 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 464th most popular painter.

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Among painters, Sol LeWitt ranks 463 out of 1,258Before him are Ivan Bilibin, André Masson, Mariotto Albertinelli, Frederic Leighton, Parrhasius, and Jan Davidsz. de Heem. After him are Jean Clouet, Pierre-Narcisse Guérin, Edward Steichen, Constantin Meunier, Théodore Chassériau, and Jan Lievens.

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Among people born in 1928, Sol LeWitt ranks 90Before him are Seymour Papert, Arman, Jean Vanier, Sara Montiel, Marco Ferreri, and James Randi. After him are Edward Albee, Pierre Mauroy, Federico Bahamontes, Takeshi Inoue, Eugene Merle Shoemaker, and Bo Diddley. Among people deceased in 2007, Sol LeWitt ranks 50Before him are Norman Mailer, Jaan Kross, Ian Smith, Joe Zawinul, Atle Selberg, and Mary Douglas. After him are Hrant Dink, Ira Levin, Rudolf Arnheim, John Backus, Jean-Marie Lustiger, and Ike Turner.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sol LeWitt ranks 1,450 out of 12,171Before him are Tess Gerritsen (1953), Dan Simmons (1948), Rodney King (1965), Jonathan Edwards (1703), Paul L. Modrich (1946), and William Lipscomb (1919). After him are Marshall Rosenberg (1934), Raymond A. Spruance (1886), Edward Albee (1928), Donna Leon (1942), Beyoncé (1981), and Elmer Bernstein (1922).

Among PAINTERS In United States

Among painters born in United States, Sol LeWitt ranks 14Before him are Robert Rauschenberg (1925), Lyonel Feininger (1871), James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834), Bob Ross (1942), Jasper Johns (1930), and Joseph Kosuth (1945). After him are Richard Serra (1939), Cy Twombly (1928), Grant Wood (1891), Thomas Eakins (1844), Julian Schnabel (1951), and Bruce Nauman (1941).