Frank Stella

Paintings

Frank Stella

Paintings

Nationality: American

Birth Place: Malden (Middlesex county, Massachusetts, United States)

Biography:
Frank Stella is an American printmaker and painter, who was born in 1936 in Malden, Massachusetts. He currently works and lives in New York, which is where he moved to in 1958. Frank Stella is best known for his work influenced by minimalism and color field painting. He continues to be influenced by hard-edge painting, abstract illusionism, lyrical abstraction, and abstract expressionism. While majoring in history at Princeton University, Stella met artists including Darby Bannard and Michael Fried who had lasting effects on his work and style. After college, his work in abstract expressionism was also greatly influenced by the work of artists Jackson Pollock and Franz Kline. Stella often used experimental materials use as copper and aluminum paint and uncommonly shaped canvases. In the 1960s, Stella started practicing printmaking, and introduced a new technique called offset lithography. Today, Frank Stella continues to gain recognition and influence the art world, including his participation in protecting the rights of artists. In 2008, he published an Op-Ed for The Art Newspaper, which encouraged removing a copyright penalty if the owner of a work could not be found. He was given National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama in 2008. He has exhibited much of his work in galleries, including a 2012 showing at the Kunstmuseum Worfsburg. As of 2014, his sculpture, Adjoeman, sits in Los Angeles at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.


 

Frank Stella Original Art Values Sold at Auction

ItemRealized
FRANK STELLA (American, b. 1936) Estoril Five II (from The Circuits Series),1982 Engraving and relief-printed
FRANK STELLA (American, b. 1936)Estoril Five II (from The Circuits Series),1982Engraving and relief-printed ...
Lot 72178
Auction 5172
Saturday, May 31, 2014
$43,750.00
FRANK STELLA (American, b. 1936) The Lamp, 1986 Stainless steel, carbon steel and bronze 34-5/8 x 24-3/8 x 23-5/8 inc
FRANK STELLA (American, b. 1936)The Lamp, 1986Stainless steel, carbon steel and bronze34-5/8 x 24-3/8 x 23-5/8 inc...
Lot 72175
Auction 5172
Saturday, May 31, 2014
$40,625.00
FRANK STELLA (American, b. 1936) Pergusa Three (from the Circuits series), 1983 Woodcut and relief-printed etc
FRANK STELLA (American, b. 1936)Pergusa Three (from the Circuits series), 1983Woodcut and relief-printed etc...
Lot 70184
Auction 5197
Saturday, November 8, 2014
$40,625.00
Frank Stella (b. 1936) Untitled, 1966 Watercolor, marker, and pencil on paper 22 x 17 inches (55.9 x 43.2 cm) (sheet)
Frank Stella (b. 1936)Untitled, 1966Watercolor, marker, and pencil on paper22 x 17 inches (55.9 x 43.2 cm) (sheet)...
Lot 77053
Auction 5300
Monday, May 22, 2017
$40,000.00
Frank Stella (b. 1936) Ambergris, from Moby Dick Deckled Edges series, 1993 Lithograph, etching, aquatint, relief, and...
Frank Stella (b. 1936)Ambergris, from Moby Dick Deckled Edges series, 1993Lithograph, etching, aquatint, relief, and...
Lot 77223
Auction 5311
Monday, October 23, 2017
$25,000.00

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