Renowned painter and pioneer of minimalism Frank Stella dies at 87

May 05, 2024 712

BY: Miranda Mazariegos, Chloe Veltman

Renowned minimalist painter Frank Stella died Saturday of lymphoma at his home in Manhattan, N.Y. The artist was 87 years old. Stella's representative, Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York, confirmed the news with NPR. "Marianne Boesky began representing Stella in 2014, and the gallery is deeply grateful for a decade of collaboration with the artist and his studio," Boesky said. 

"It has been a great honor to work with Frank for this past decade. His is a remarkable legacy, and he will be missed." One of the most influential American artists of his time, Stella was a pioneer of the minimalist movement of the early 1960s. During that time, painters and sculptors challenged the idea that art was meant to be representative and used their medium as their message.

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