Sol LeWitt was born on September 9, 1928, in Hartford, Connecticut, and passed away on April 8, 2007, in New York City. He was an influential American artist and a significant figure within the conceptual art movement of the 20th century.

LeWitt began his artistic career in the 1960s and quickly gained recognition for his work, characterized by clean geometric forms and the use of simple colors. While he initially worked in drawing and painting, he became best known for his wall drawings and sculptures.

One of his notable contributions to the art world was his concept of “conceptual art,” where the idea or concept behind a work of art was considered more important than the physical object itself. This led to his famous statement: “The idea becomes a machine that makes the art.”

LeWitt’s work often relied on systematic processes and sets of instructions that could be executed by others, democratizing the notion of authorship and emphasizing the conceptual aspect of art.

His influence extended to various disciplines, including visual art, architecture, and design. His pieces can be found in prestigious museums worldwide, and his impact on the art world continues to be felt to this day.