The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of February 22, 2024



Location: not on view

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Kelly characterized his plant drawings as “an impersonal observation of form.”


Ellsworth Kelly began to make plant drawings during in the late 1940s, returning to them consistently until his death in 2015. Though better-known for his abstract paintings and prints, the plant drawings consistently informed his abstraction. Kelly has described them as a “bridge to a way of seeing that was the basis of the very first abstract paintings.”
  • {{cite web|title=Lily|url=false|author=Ellsworth Kelly|year=1984|access-date=22 February 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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