Frank Stella – biography
Frank Stella was born in Malden, May 12, 1936; soon become a painter and American sculptor, part of the current minimalism. Born of Italian parents had early success. He debuted at 23 in the important Sixteen Americans exhibition at MoMA, that after ten years he dedicated a retrospective.
After attending high school at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, he attended Princeton University, where he majored in history and met Darby Bannard and Michael Fried. He is one of the most well postwar American painters still considered work.
Its originality lies in overcoming the language in which it was formed, that is, the abstract expressionism of Jackson Pollock. It can be considered, in fact, the inspiration of the artistic minimal art that developed in the US in the sixties and seventies as opposed to abstract expressionism and Pop Art.
His paintings are very large Black Paintings and shaped paintings blacks with thin white lines arranged geometrically and rhythmically. His works are extremely essential, based, as he himself said, “the fact that they exist in only what you can see,” especially so impersonal and self-referential.
The feelings and the character of the artist must not become part of the creative process, let alone shine opera-finished object. The work stands as a perfect example of autoreferenzialismo in art, that is, he wants to mean only itself and is low by any historical or emotional connotation.
Stella’s work was included in numerous exhibitions, which have defined the art in 1960, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s shaped canvas (1965) and systemic painting (1966). The Museum of Modern Art in New York presented a retrospective of the work of Stella in 1970.  His art has since been the subject of several retrospectives in the United States, Europe and Japan. In 2012, a retrospective of the career of Stella was shown at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg.  In 2015, the Whitney Museum of American Art presents a retrospective of the career of star to date. The show will feature approximately one hundred twenty works including paintings, reliefs, maquettes, sculptures and drawings.
His works are collected and admired by many people, for their ability to be universal, just as the ideas of the artist.