US abstract painter Ellsworth Kelly dies aged 92
US abstract artist Ellsworth Kelly has died, aged 92.
The painter died of natural causes at his home in New York, said gallery owner Matthew Marks.
He is survived by his husband, Jack Shear, a photographer.
Kelly is known for working with geometric shapes and bright colours, as well as working in mediums such as tattoos.
Kelly was in 2013 presented with the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama.
He was in 2000 presented with the Praemium Imperiale award, one of the most prestigious honours in the art world.
He was born in 1923 in Newburgh, New York, and had served in the US military in World War II.
His works have been displayed around the world, and has been described as “hard edge painting”.
Kelly and Shear lived together in their New York apartment.
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