Ad Reinhardt


Birthday December 24, 1913

Birth Sign Capricorn

Birthplace Buffalo, NY

DEATH DATE Aug 30, 1967 (53)

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Abstract painter best known for his "ultimate" or "black" paintings. He belonged to the American Abstract Artists and was associated with the Betty Parsons Gallery, which became a center of the Abstract Expressionism movement.

Before Fame

He attended Columbia University and the National Academy of Design, where he was a student of the famed Karl Anderson.


He worked for the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project in 1936.

Family Life

He was born in Buffalo, New York. His family resided in the Riverside section next to the Niagara River.

Associated With

He was influenced by Robert Motherwell.