September 08, 2022

6 Most Influential Minimalist Artists

By 1605 Publishers
Art, Inspiration

Minimalist art began as a post-World War Two movement in American visual arts during the 1960s and 1970s. Thought to be a direct response to the styles of Abstract Expressionism and Modernism, Minimalism embraced geometric forms, neutral surfaces, and industrial materials over loud and chaotic artworks. As Minimalism appeared to deny such vivid expression, the artworks that were made deliberately avoided the appearance of fine art, with these sleek and geometric works deliberately eluding common artistic appeal.

Discover the 6 most influential minimalist artists who were inspired by simple shapes and straight lines throughout their careers. Among them, are sculptors Tony Smith, Anne Truitt, Sol LeWitt and painters Agnes Martin, Carmen Hererra and Ellsworth Kelly.


Tony Smith (1912-1980)


Tony Smith


Agnes Martin (1912-2004)


Agnes Martin


Anne Truitt (1921-2004)


 Anne Truitt


Ellsworth Kelly (1923-2015)


Ellsworth Kelly


Carmen Hererra (1915-2022)


Carmen Herrera


Sol LeWitt (1928-2007)


Sol LeWitt