LeWitt was born in Hartford, Connecticut to a family of Jewish immigrants from Russia. His mother took him to art classes at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford. After receiving a BFA from Syracuse University in 1949, LeWitt traveled to Europe where he was exposed to Old Master paintings.
LeWitt is regarded as a founder of both Minimal and Conceptual art. His prolific two and three-dimensional work ranges from wall drawings (over 1200 of which have been executed) to hundreds of works on paper extending to structures in the form of towers, pyramids, geometric forms, and progressions.
Conceptual art, expounded by LeWitt as an intellectual, pragmatic act, added a new dimension to the artist’s role that was distinctly separate from the romantic nature of Abstract Expressionism. LeWitt believed the idea itself could be the work of art, and maintained that, like an architect who creates a blueprint for a building and then turns the project over to a construction crew, an artist should be able to conceive of a work and then either delegate its actual production to others or perhaps even never make it at all. LeWitt’s work ranged from sculpture, painting, and drawing to almost exclusively conceptual pieces that existed only as ideas or elements of the artistic process itself.

Sol Lewitt

Current Exhibitions

Sol LeWitt: Between the Lines

Fondazione Carriero

17 Nov — 23 Jun
Curated by Francesco Stocchi and Rem Koolhaas and organized in close partnership with the Estate of Sol LeWitt, the exhibition offers a new perspective on the American artist’s practice, exploring his method of investigation...

Past Exhibitions

Sol LeWitt: Instructions for a Pyramid

OMR
26/08/2017 — 21/10/2017

Vitel Tonné

Palazzo Cesari-Marchesi 09/05/2017 — 25/06/2017

Sol Le Witt

Annemarie Verna
22/02/2017 — 08/04/2017

Sol LeWitt and Zhang Xiaogang

Pace Gallery Beijing
28/09/2016 — 19/11/2016

Lucinda Childs – Sol LeWitt

Thaddeus Ropac Pantin
23/09/2016 — 07/01/2017

Solo Shows

2018
Sol LeWitt 1 + 1 = 1 Million,Vito Schnabel, St. Moritz, Switzerland

2017
Sol LeWitt, Pace Prints, New York, USA

2017
Instructions for a Pyramid, Galería OMR, Mexico City, Mexico

2017
One Wall, One Work : Sol Lewitt, Seven Walls / Seven Weeks, Krakow Witkin Gallery, Boston , USA

2016
Group Exhibition: Sol LeWitt and Zhang Xiaogang, Pace Gallery, Beijing, China
Sol LeWitt, Pace Prints, New York, USA
Dialogue: Betty Woodman / Sol LeWitt, James Barron Art, UK

2015
MA SHO! Luca De Rosso Fine Arts, New York, USA

2014
By Proxy, James Cohan, New York, USA
Kazuko Miyamoto: String and Thread ///////// Sol LeWitt: Walldrawing 815, EXILE, Berlin, Germany
Sol LeWitt: Your mind is exactly at that line, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

2013
Minimalism: Traces & Intervals, Chowaiki & Co., New York, USA
Sol LeWitt: Concrete Block Structure, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, USA

2011
The Arc and the Line: The Conceptual Prints of Sol LeWitt, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, UK

2008
Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective, MASS MoCA, North Adams, USA

2005
Sol LeWitt: Circle with Towers and Curved Wall with Towers, Madison Square Park, New York, USA

1999
Sol Le Witt – Senza Titolo, Fondazione VOLUME!, Rome, Italy

1997
Sol LeWitt, Rice University Art Gallery, Houston, USA

Group Shows

2018
American Icons, Opera Gallery, Paris, France
Armory Show 2018, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, USA
Verdant Spring: A Group Exhibition, Crown Point Press, San Francisco, USA
Serra / LeWitt, Alan Cristea Gallery, London, UK
Master Drawings: Post-War & Contemporary, Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York, USA
Overlays, Krakow Witkin Gallery, Boston, USA

 

2017
The Mid Century Modern Aesthetic, Alpha 137 Gallery, New York, USA
Staff Favorites, Alpha 137 Gallery, New York, USA
Degrees of Abstraction, Crown Point Press, San Francisco, USA
Linear Abstraction, Brooke Alexander, Inc., New York, USA
Sol LeWitt & Liz Deschenes, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Summer Choices: A Group Exhibition, Crown Point Press, San Francisco, USA
Summer Choices: A Group Exhibition, Crown Point Press, San Francisco, USA
Spring Mixed Exhibition, Alan Cristea Gallery, London, UK
Serialities, Hauser & Wirth, New York, USA

 

2016
Annual Holiday Sale, Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York, USA
Group Exhibition: Rhona Hoffman 40 Years, Part 1, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, USA
John Zurier and Friends, Crown Point Press, San Francisco, USA
Painting That Does Not Radiate Feeling, michael lisi / contemporary art, New York, USA
VINCE fine arts/ephemera, Miami, ARTephemera
Arrangements, Carolina Nitsch Contemporary Art, New York, USA
Black/White: Including editions and monoprints by Tara Donovan, Leonardo Drew, Paul Morrison and Vik Muniz
Untitled Projects, Post-war/Contemporary Highlight, Pace Prints, New York, USA

 

2015
Printer’s Proof: Thirty Years at Wingate Studio, Wingate Studio, Boston, USA
Black Sun, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, Switzerland
Imagining Space: Constructions of Text and Geometry, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, USA
Sol LeWitt, Tom Marioni, John Cage, Crown Point Press, San Francisco, USA

 

2014
Sims Reed Gallery at The IFPDA Print Fair 2014, Sims Reed Gallery, London, UK
Redrawing Sol LeWitt, Wall Drawing #731, EXILE, New York, USA

 

2011
Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt, Craig F. Starr Gallery, New York, USA