Ellsworth Kelly: Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, Reliefs, and Sculpture, Volume One, 1940–1953
Yve-Alain Bois, Professor in the School of Historical Studies, has authored Ellsworth Kelly: Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, Reliefs, and Sculpture, Volume One, 1940–1953 (Editions Cahiers d’Art, 2015). Written in direct collaboration with the artist, this comprehensive multivolume publication contains exhaustive documentation of each of Kelly’s paintings, sculptures, and reliefs. The catalogue includes insightful texts and high-quality images of individual works and preparatory drawings, along with provenance information, exhibition history, and bibliographic information. Encompassing Kelly’s work up to his return to the United States from France in 1954, the volume covers the artist’s formative years as a student at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and as a young artist living in Paris, where he began painting the abstract forms that would later define his career.