Frank Stella was born in Malden, MA in 1936.
From 1950 to 1954, Stella studied painting under Patrick Morgan at Phillips Academy in Andover, MA. He also studied History and Art history from 1954 to 1958 under Stephen Greene and William Seitz at Princeton University, NJ. After he graduated in 1958, Stella moved to New York, NY.
Stella’s works have been presented in several exhibitions in the United States and abroad. In 2007, Gary Nader Art Centre held a retrospective of the artist’s work titled Five decades of paintings and sculpture at the gallery located in the Wynwood Arts District, Miami. The show provided an insight into Stella’s career and his development as one of the most influential postwar American artist.
Franks Stella’s work is included in various collections around the world, such as Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Philadelphia Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA, The Tate, London, England, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, among others.
Stella has received many awards and honors, including First Prize at the International Biennial Exhibition of Paintings in Tokyo, Japan (1967); Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the French Government (1989); and Gold Medal for Graphic Art Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York, NY (1998).
Frank Stella lives and works in New York, NY.