Frank Stella

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Birthday
12, 1936
Birthplace
Malden, MA
Birth Sign
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Birthday
12, 1936 (age 82)
Birthplace
Malden, MA

About

Minimalist artist best known for his use of vibrant colors, he also specialized in post-painterly abstraction. He first gained recognition with his Black Paintings in 1969.

Before Fame

He studied history at Princeton University, where his lifelong love of art began. He became acquainted with Darby Bannard and Michael Fried at Princeton.

Trivia

He was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama in 2009.

Family Life

He was born to parents of Italian ancestry. He married Barbara Rose in 1961.

Associated With

He was influenced by the abstract expressionist painters Jackson Pollock and Franz Kline.