Frank Stella

Throughout his prolific career, painter, sculptor, and printmaker Frank Stella has pushed the conventions of abstraction beyond their assumed limits. Stella’s introduction to the art world came in 1959 through his black “pinstripe paintings”—large-scale canvases featuring patterns of thin lines spaced uniformly across the composition. Using a housepainter’s brush and methodical regularity, Stella rejected the connotations of art making, famously quipping, “What you see is what you see.”

Source: Walker Art Center, Khan Academy