Bethesda Fine Art

Frank Stella (born 1936) is one of the most dominant and influential figures in abstract painting. Stella's first important group show was the Museum of Modern Art's "Sixteen Americans," held in 1959. This exhibition established him as one of the most radical young artists working in the United States. He instantly gained notoriety for his Black Paintings, a series of linear shapes and squares in various shades of black. Throughout the 1960s he exhibited regularly, and his work was included in numerous national and international group shows. In 1961, Stella married Barbara Rose, who became a well known art critic.

Stella's works have been featured in various exhibitions in the United States and around the world. Stella is one of the greatest living artists whose impact is felt in the work of many contemporary American artists and styles.

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