Sol Lewitt

- Selected Works
- Biography

Born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1928, is one of the most important American artists of this century.

He studied at Syracuse University in New York and, in the same town, teaches at the Museum of Modern Art and Cooper Union School. The drawing in pencil, or preferably in ink, marks his artistic debut. LeWitt has established itself with its Minimal Art in the sixties as a reaction to the spread of action painting of Jackson Pollock and followers. He is a master of minimalist and conceptual art and his work develops through concrete visual structures and mental structures and is characterized by a constant search that allows the artist to fit into a continuous renewal, noting his unmistakable uniqueness. The purpose of LeWitt is to show the links of the real: not the content or the meaning, but the syntax, the joints and the relationships of it. In 1978-79, the MoMA presented the first retrospective devoted to the artist. Sol LeWitt died in 2007. His works are in major museums around the world.

- Exhibitions
  • 2017

    Sol LeWitt - Working Drawings and Archival Material - Annemarie Verna Gallery, Zurich

  • 2016

    La Obra Desaparecida De Sol Lewitt - Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende, Santiago
    Sol LeWitt - Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY
    Sol LeWitt - Studio Giangaleazzo Visconti, Mailand

  • 2015

    Sol LeWitt - 40 years at Annemarie Verna Gallery, Part II - Annemarie Verna Gallery, Zürich
    Sol Lewitt - Galería Elvira González, Madrid
    Sol Lewitt - Wall Drawings, Grids On Black And White - Konrad Fischer Galerie - Berlin, Berlin
    Sol Lewitt - Wall Drawings, Grids On Color - Konrad Fischer Galerie - Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf
    Sol Lewitt - Fundación Marcelino Botín, Santander
    Sol LeWitt - Annemarie Verna Gallery, Zürich
    Sol LeWitt. Walldrawing - Quadrat Bottrop - Josef Albers Museum, Bottrop
    Sol LeWitt – 40 Jahre mit der Annemarie Verna Galerie - Annemarie Verna Gallery, Zürich
    Sol LeWitt - Structures and Related Works on Paper - The Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA

  • 2014

    Sol LeWitt - Your mind is exactly at that line - Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
    Sol LeWitt - Horizontal Progressions - Pace Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2013

    Sol LeWitt - The Music Collection - The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
    Sol LeWitt - Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY
    Wall drawings - BFAS Blondeau Fine Art Services, Genf
    Concrete Block Structure - Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
    Sol LeWitt - Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, VT
    Sol LeWitt - Cut Torn Folded Ripped - James Cohan Gallery - New York, New York, NY

  • 2012

    Sol Lewitt’ - Museo D'Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina - MADRE, Neapel
    Sol Lewitt - Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris
    Sol LeWitt - Editions and Structures - Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
    Sol LeWitt: The Well-Tempered Grid - Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
    Sol Lewitt’ - Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY
    Sol LeWitt - M - Museum Leuven, Leuven
    Sol LeWitt Days - UAMA - The University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
    Sol LeWitt - Wall Drawings from 1968 to 2007 - Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz
    Sol Lewitt, Line And Color - Herakleidon Museum, Athen
    Sol Lewitt - JGM. Galerie, Paris
    Sol LeWitt: Editions - Pace Prints, New York, NY

  • 2011

    ol LeWitt - Dean Gallery, Edinburgh, Schottland
    The Conceptual Prints of Sol LeWitt - Bernard Jacobson Gallery, New York, NY
    Sol Lewitt, Line And Color - Herakleidon Museum, Athen
    Arcs and Lines - Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY
    Sol LeWitt: Structures and Drawings - Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York, NY
    Sol Lewitt - Photographic Works 1968-2004 - Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    Sol LeWitt: Artist's Books - Art Laboratory Berlin, Berlin
    Sol LeWitt - L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, CA

  • 2010

    Sol Lewitt - Galería Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid
    Sol LeWitt - Gladstone Gallery - Brussels, Brüssel
    Remix: Sol Lewitt - Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
    REMIX: Sol LeWitt - Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
    Wall Drawing - Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
    Sol Lewitt: A Mercer Union Legacy Project - Mercer Union - A Centre For Contemporary Visual Art, Toronto, ON
    Sol Lewitt - The Last Work For Naples - Fondazione Morra Greco, Neapel
    Sol LeWitt: Hartford's Native Son - The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT
    Sol LeWitt: Artist's Books - Site Gallery, Sheffield
    Sol Lewitt - Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
    Sol LeWitt - Konrad Fischer Galerie - Berlin, Berlin
    Sol Lewitt - Christophe Daviet-Thery, Paris

  • 2009

    Sol LeWitt - Seven Wall Drawings - Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm
    Sol LeWitt: Locations - The Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA
    Sol LeWitt - Pace Prints, New York, NY
    Sol LeWitt: Forms Derived from a Cube - Pace Gallery, New York, NY
    Sol Lewitt - Sculptures and gouaches - Mulier Mulier Gallery, Knokke-Heist
    Sol LeWitt / Wall Drawing Scribble #15, 2007 - Annemarie Verna Gallery, Zürich
    Artist Rooms: Sol LeWitt - Tate Liverpool, Liverpool
    Sol LeWitt - Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY
    Walldrawing 815 - Exile, Berlin
    Sol Lewitt - Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
    Sol LeWitt - Konrad Fischer Galerie - Berlin, Berlin
    Sol Lewitt - Wall Drawing - Galleria Continua - San Gimignano, San Gimignano
    Emblemata - Florence Loewy, Paris

  • 2008

    Focus: Sol LeWitt - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
    Sol LeWitt - Works on Paper - Coskun Fine Art, London
    Sol Lewitt: Works on Paper - Serge Sorokko Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    The ABCDs of Sol LeWitt - Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
    Sol LeWitt, Representation, and an Audience of One - Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute - The Clark, Williamstown, MA
    Estampes - Galerie Lelong - Paris, Paris
    Sol LeWitt - Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY
    Sol LeWitt - The Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA
    Sol LeWitt - Monumental Drawings - Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna (GNAM) , Rom
    Sol LeWitt: Color and Line, Reproduced - Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, IL
    Sol LeWitt - Annemarie Verna Gallery, Zürich
    LeWitt x 2 - CAC - Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
    Sol Lewitt - Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA

  • 2007

    Sol LeWitt, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
    Summer Show, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY
    The Happiness of Objects, Sculpute Center, Long Island, NY

  • 2006

    Sol LeWitt, Lisson Gallery, London, UK (solo)
    Drawing through it, David Nolan Gallery, New York, NY
    Winter Group Show, The Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA

  • 2005

    Sol LeWitt new works, Galerie Meert Rihoux, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
    Sol LeWitt, Drawings for Projects, Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, IL
    Sol LeWitt on the Roof: Splotches, Whirls, and Twirls, The Iris B. and Gerald Cantor Roof Garden, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY (solo)
    New Wall Drawings, Alfonso Artiaco, Naples, Italy (solo)
    Sol LeWitt Gouaches, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
    Sol LeWitt Sculpture and Drawings, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
    Looking at Words, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2004

    Sol Le Witt: Photography, Kamera, Graz, Austria (solo)
    Sol Le Witt: New York, Lisson Gallery, London, UK (solo)
    Sol LeWitt, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
    The Last Picture Show, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
    Das MoMA in Berlin, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany

  • 2003

    Sol Le Witt, Galerie Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, Germany (solo)
    Sol Le Witt, Chemnitz, Kunstsammlungen, Germany (solo)

  • 2002

    Sol LeWitt: new work, Alfonso Artiaco, Pozzuoli/Napoli, Italy (solo)
    Sol LeWitt: Wall Drawings y Gouaches, Galería Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid, Spain (solo)
    Sol LeWitt. Gouaches, Merce Cunningham Foundation, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
    Sol LeWitt, The Nordic Watercolour Museum, Skärhamn, Sweden (solo)
    Sol LeWitt. Sculptures and Gouaches”, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA (solo)

  • 2001

    Galerie Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, Germany (solo)
    La Caja Negra, Madrid, Spain (solo)
    Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany (solo)
    Incomplete Open Cubes, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT (solo)
    Sol LeWitt - Wall Drawings”, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland (solo)
    Sol LeWitt: Wall Drawing, Williams College Museum of Art, Washington D.C. (solo)
    Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
    Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA (solo)

  • 2000

    Sol LeWitt, Retrospective, Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (solo)

  • 1999

    Kunst-Werke, Berlin, Germany (solo)
    Sol Lewitt, Galerie Meert Rihoux, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
    Sol Lewitt, New Gouaches”, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France (solo)
    Institute for Contemporary Art, Boston, MA (solo)
    Walls Drawing, Institute of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL (solo)
    Sol LeWitt, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
    Sol LeWitt, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
    Sol LeWitt - Bands of Color, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL (solo)

  • 1998

    New Wall Drawings, Pace Wildenstein, Los Angeles, CA (solo
    Lisson Gallery, London, UK (solo)
    Sol Lewitt (& Luca Pancrazzi), Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy (solo)

  • 1997

    Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
    Ace Gallery, New York, NY (solo)

  • 1996

    Ace Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
    Prints 1970-95, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (solo)

  • 1995

    Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
    Working Drawings, John Weber Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
    New Gouaches, PaceWildenstein, Los Angeles, CA (solo)

  • 1994

    Sol Lewitt, Drawings, 1958-1992, Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, The Netherlands; Westfälisches Landesmuseum, Münster, Germany; Henry Moore Sculpture Trust and Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, UK; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France;Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tourcoing, Tourcoing, France; Musée de Picardie, Amiens, France;Fundació Tapiès, Barcelona, Spain; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA (solo)
    Structures 1962 - 1992 and Systeme in Buchform, Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany (solo)
    Recent Works on Paper, Annemarie Verna Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)

  • 1993

    Sol LeWitt Structures, Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany (solo)

  • 1992

    Sol Le Witt: Drawings 1958-1992, Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, The Netherlands (solo)
    Project Room, John Weber Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
    New Wall Drawings", Quint Krichman Projects at the Project Space, La Jolla Gallery, La Jolla, CA (solo)
    Sol LeWitt Drawings, Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland (solo)

  • 1991

    New Structures, Lisson Gallery, London, UK (solo)
    Wall Drawings and Gouaches, Galerie Ressle, Stockholm, Denmark (solo)
    New Structures, Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
    Wall Drawings No. 44, 45, 46 - 1970, Yvon Lambert Gallery, Paris, France (solo)
    Five Geometric Structures and their combinations, Graeme Murray Gallery,, Edinburgh, Scotland (solo)

  • 1990

    New Wall Drawings, John Weber Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
    Large-Scale Concrete Block Sculpture, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
    Wall Drawings and Gouaches, Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
    New Structures and Gouaches, Galerie Pierre Huber, Geneva, Switzerland (solo)
    New Tables. Collaboration, Stephen Schermeyer, New York, NY (solo)

  • 1989

    Sol Le Witt: Wall Drawings 1984-1988, Kunsthalle, Berne, Switzerland (solo)
    Sol LeWitt: Incomplete Open Cubes, Galerie Le Gall Peyroulet, Paris, France (solo)
    Sol LeWitt: Sculture e Gouaches recenti, Galleria Bonomo, Bari, Italy (solo)
    Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Exhibition, Lisson Gallery, London, UK (solo)
    Sculpture & Drawings, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (solo)

  • 1988

    Sol LeWitt Prints, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (solo)
    Sol LeWitt Books, Minnesota Center for Books Arts, Minneapolis, MN (solo)
    Sol LeWitt: New Structures, John Weber Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
    Sol LeWitt: Structures", Galerie Peter Pakesch, Vienna, Austria (solo)
    Sol LeWitt: 12 Recent Works on Paper, Lisson Gallery, London, UK (solo)
    Sol LeWitt: Wall Drawings, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA (solo)
    Sol LeWitt: Structures", Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy (solo)

  • 1987

    ARC,Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France (solo)
    Double Pyramids, John Weber Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, OH (solo)
    Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC (solo)
    Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France (solo)

  • 1986

    Sol LeWitt: Prints 1970-1986, The Tate Gallery, London, UK (solo)

  • 1985

    Light Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
    Wall Drawings and Structures, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
    Pyramid: A Wall Drawing by Sol LeWitt, The Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY (solo)

  • 1984

    Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
    Books 1968-83, Gallery A, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
    Wall Drawings, Gewad, Gent, Belgium (solo)

  • 1983

    Drawings, Watercolours and Prints, Lisson Gallery, London, UK (solo)
    Sol LeWitt: Three Portfolios, Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
    Sol LeWitt: Star Prints, Matrix Gallery, University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA (solo)
    Sol LeWitt, Cy Twombly": New Works, Ugo Ferranti Gallery, Rome, Italy

  • 1982

    Young Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
    John Weber Gallery, New York, NY(solo)
    Barbara Toll Fine Arts, New York, NY(solo)

  • 1981

    Yvon Lambert Gallery, Paris, France (solo)
    Larry Gagosioan Gallery, Venice, Italy; Los Angeles, CA (solo)
    David Bellman Gallery, Toronto, Canada (solo)
    Mercer Union Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada (solo)
    Max Protech Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
    Konrad Fischer Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany (solo)
    Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings 1968-81, Wadsworth, Atheneum, Hartford, CT (solo)
    Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT (solo)
    Paula Cooper, New York, NY (solo)

  • 1980

    Venice, Biennale, Venice, Italy
    John Weber Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
    Grids and Colour", Rudiger Schottle, Munich, Germany (solo)
    Photo Grids, Protech-McIntosh, Washington DC (solo)

  • 1979

    Geometric Structures, Lisson Gallery, London, UK (solo)
    Yvon Lambert Gallery, Paris, France (solo)
    Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
    Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY (solo)

  • 1978

    The Museum of Modern Art,New York, NY (solo)
    Retrospective Exhibition, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Krannert Museum, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, CA (solo)

  • 1977

    John Weber Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
    Lisson Gallery, London, UK (solo)
    Geometric Figures, Konrad Fischer Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany (solo)
    Prints, Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY (solo)
    Prints and Drawings, John Weber Gallery, New York, NY (solo)

  • 1976

    Incomplete Open Cubes, Kolnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany (solo)
    Wall Drawings, Claire Copley Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
    Geometric Figures, Galerie MTL, Brussels, Belgium (solo)

  • 1975

    Wall Drawings, Drawings and Incomplete Open Cubes, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany (solo)
    Incomplete Open Cubes, Art & Project, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland (solo)
    Konrad Fischer Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany (solo)
    Wall Drawings, Israel Museum, Jerusalem (solo)

  • 1974

    Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France (solo)
    Lisson Gallery, London, UK (solo)
    Max Protech Gallery, Washington, DC (solo)
    Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
    Prints, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
    Ace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
    Ace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
    Fifty Drawings 1964-74, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada; Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; San Francisco Museum of Art, CA; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC; Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (solo)

  • 1973

    Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France (solo)
    John Weber Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
    Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
    Lisson Gallery, London, UK (solo)
    Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Portland, OR (solo)

  • 1972

    Venice, Biennale, Venice, Italy
    Hayden Gallery, MIT, Cambridge, MA (solo)
    Harkus-Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA (solo)
    Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH (solo)

  • 1971

    Protech-Rivkin Gallery, Washington DC (solo)
    Drawings and Prints, Dwan Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
    Konrad Fischer Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany (solo)
    Lisson Gallery, London, UK (solo)

  • 1970

    Wisconsin State University, River Falls, WI (solo)
    Dwan Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
    Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France (solo)
    Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA (solo)
    Galeria Sperone, Torino, Italy (solo)
    Sculptures and Wall Drawings, John Weber Gallery, New York, NY (solo)

  • 1968

    Venice, Biennale, Venice, Italy
    Documenta 4, Kassel, Germany
    Daniels Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
    Galerie Bischofberger, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
    Heiner Friedrich Gallery, Munich, Germany (solo)
    Ace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
    Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany (solo)

  • 1967

    Dwan Gallery, New York, NY (solo)

  • 1966

    Dwan Gallery, New York, NY (solo)

  • 1965

    Daniels Gallery, New York, NY (solo)

  • 1964

    Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, NY

  • 1963

    St. Mark's Church, New York, NY

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