Ellsworth Kelly (1923-2015) was an American painter, sculptor, and printmaker who became known, post-WWII, as one of the country's premiere abstract artists. His work is internationally known, exhibited, awarded, auctioned, and celebrated, to this day. Tricia Paik is director of the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum in Massachusetts. She was previously curator of contemporary art at the Indianapolis Museum of Art and has held positions at the Saint Louis Art Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
"For the consummate minimalist, here's a maximalist book on 92-year-old artist Ellsworth Kelly's lifetime of groundbreaking work. Curator Tricia Y. Paik guides us through the artist's color-soaked career in 400 illustrations and scholarly essays. It's a must for any Kelly fan: the only book, in fact, to completely span the artist's entire oeuvre."-Bloomberg Pursuits"This work of beauty and scholarship proves that Kelly is one of the great master artists of the last century."-Publishers Weekly"The wonderfully eloquent and illustrated book maps the projects from the earliest in the 1940s to his final few projects in 2015. What's really mesmerizing about the book is that it feels very personal and insightful at the same time... Phaidon's Ellsworth Kelly is an absoloute must-have for those who want to understand thorough, modern minimalism at its finest."-Centmagazine.co.uk"A comprehensive celebration of all that distinguishes Kelly's work from his peers."-Wallpaper.com