Ellsworth Kelly, Apples, charcoal pencil on paper, 17" x 22", 1949, Museum of Modern Art, NY
A very happy birthday to artist Ellsworth Kelly, who is turning 90 years today.
As a freshman art student, I was shown this drawing by my professor, John Clovis. He urged me to note it's simplicity and confidence of line, saying something to the effect of, "When you draw a line, have faith in it - really draw a line." I was enthralled with Kelly's drawing and resolved to strive for a similar confidence and simplicity of composition.
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