Sol LeWitt was one of the founders of conceptual art. He was one of the most important American artists of his time. From the sixties on Sol LeWitt made name with large installations, composed of geometric shapes.
LeWitt was born in Harford, Connecticut in 1928. After World War II Sol LeWitt Moved to New York. In 1965 he had his first solo exhibition at the John Daniels Gallery in New York.
Usually LeWitt chose simple geometric shapes, such as spheres, triangles and cubes as the base for his art. His three-dimensional work consisted mainly of repeating such forms, which he arranged with apparently mathematical precision and with respect to each other.
Sol LeWitt and other minimalists like Carl Andre, Dan Flavin and Donald Judd put themselves from the prevailing in the United States at that time abstract expressionism.
In the mid-sixties Sol LeWitt began working on his murals. According to experts, this was quite a radical idea, because a mural is not for eternity and art is often ranked as eternal. The idea was more important than the physical identity.