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Plant Drawings: Ellsworth Kelly

“The most pleasurable thing in the world, for me, is to see something and then translate how I see it.” -Ellsworth Kelly

Known for his grand abstract gestures, Ellsworth Kelly’s plant drawings are just as bold in their delicate simplicity. On view for the first time at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through September 3, 2012, Ellsworth Kelly Plant Drawings is a must for any nature lover.

Ellsworth Kelly (American, b. 1923)

Wild Grape

1961
Watercolor on paper
22 1/8 x 28 1/2 in.
Private collection
© Ellsworth Kelly
Photograph Courtesy: The Metropolitan Museum of Art 

Ellsworth Kelly (American, b. 1923)

Apples

1949
Watercolor and graphite on paper
24 3/4 x 19 3/8 in. (62.9 x 49.2 cm)
Private collection
© Ellsworth Kelly
Photograph Courtesy: The Metropolitan Museum of Art 

Ellsworth Kelly (American, b. 1923)

Briar

1961
Ink on paper
22 1/2 x 28 1/2 in. (57.2 x 72.4 cm)
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Conn. Gift of Samuel Wagstaff in memory of Elva McCormick © Ellsworth Kelly
Photograph Courtesy: The Metropolitan Museum of Art 

Ellsworth Kelly (American, b. 1923)

Water Lily

1968
Graphite on paper
29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Private collection
© Ellsworth Kelly
Photograph Courtesy: The Metropolitan Museum of Art 

Ellsworth Kelly (American, b. 1923)

Four Sunflowers

1957
Graphite on paper
20 1/2 x 24 3/4 in. (52.1 x 62.9 cm)
Private collection
© Ellsworth Kelly
Photograph Courtesy: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Ellsworth Kelly (American, b. 1923)

Teasel

1949
Brush and ink with dry stylus on paper
22 1/8 x 17 in. (56.2 x 43.2 cm)
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Gift of The Brown Foundation, Inc.
© Ellsworth Kelly
Photograph Courtesy: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Ellsworth Kelly (American, b. 1923)

Siberian Iris

1989
Ink on paper
29 3/4 x 23 in. (75.6 x 58.4 cm)
Private collection, New York. Gift of the artist.
© Ellsworth Kelly
Photograph Courtesy: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Ellsworth Kelly (American, b. 1923)

Seaweed

1949
Watercolor, gouache, and ink on paper
22 x 17 in. (55.9 x 43.2 cm)
Private collection
© Ellsworth Kelly
Photograph Courtesy: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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  1. excellent information. i bookmarked it for future reference. thanks a lot!

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