Born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1928, Sol LeWitt attended Syracuse University and Cartoonists and Illustrators School after moving to New York City. He worked as a graphic designer for architect I.M. Pei, and he currently lives and works in Chester, Connecticut.
As one of the originators of Conceptual Art, Sol LeWitt believed in the primacy of the idea or concept in an artwork over and above its execution or aesthetic sensibility. In his sculptures, paintings, wall drawings, and prints, LeWitt explored repetitions and variations of simple elements of line or shape in order to achieve complex relationships and patterns.