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Holly Shen on Ellsworth Kelly

Ellsworth Kelly is a celebrated artist whose oeuvre successfully combines both Minimalist and Color Field tendencies. Vibrant color, geometric shaped canvases, and relational scale are hallmarks of his paintings. However, Kelly’s artistic practice is marked by periods of exploration in other mediums. He pursued printing and producing handmade paper in 1973 during his collaborative years with Kenneth Tyler, the founder of Tyler Graphics in Bedford, New York, and a key figure in the so-called “American Print Renaissance.” Kelly’s revival of a traditional art form highlights his adherence to the craft of the artist.

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