American abstract artist Ellsworth Kelly dies at 92

Ellsworth Kelly (Photo: Associated Press)

NEW YORK (WTNH)– One of America’s greatest abstract artists, Ellsworth Kelly, has died at age 92.

According to the New York Times, his art dealer, Matthew Marks, announced that Kelly died on Sunday at his home in Spencertown, New York.

The Times credited Kelly as shaping “a distinctive style of American painting by combing the solid shapes and brilliant colors of European abstraction with forms distilled from everyday life.”

Kelly was born in Newburgh, New York in 1923 and served in the U.S. military during World War II. After the war he studied art in France, before returning to New York.

Celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Katie Holmes took to Instagram to mourn the artist’s death.

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