Title of Work
Date of Work
Lithograph with embossing
Published by The Committee to Endow a Chair in Honor of Meyer Schapiro (1904-1996) at Columbia University.
Art & Design Study Collection
School of Medicine & Health Sciences Building
Ellsworth Kelly is a well-known sculptor, painter, and printmaker. Because of the extreme simplicity and depersonalized quality of his hard-edge visual forms, Kelly’s works can be placed under the category of Minimalism. He holds a prominent position within this movement, which reached its height during the mid- to late-1960s.
The artwork by Kelly on display is from the For Meyer Schapiro print portfolio. Its title indicates that the green image is not really a triangle (as it might appear to be), but is instead a fragmented portion of a much larger circular form.
This artwork is from a portfolio of original prints published in recognition of Meyer Schapiro (1904-1996), a distinguished art historian who was very much appreciated by major contemporary artists of his day.
In 1974, a committee was formed to establish a Chair in Art History at Columbia University in Schapiro's honor. The portfolio, published in an edition of 100, was produced to raise funds to support the Chair. UND’s set of portfolio prints are numbered 71/100.