American conceptual artist, sculptor and draughtsman, born in Hartford, Connecticut. Studied at Syracuse University, New York, 1945-49, followed by military service in Japan and Korea (1951-52), his interest in Oriental art dates from this period. In 1953, he studied at the School of Visual Arts, New York, then worked from 1954-60 in the architectural office of I.M. Pei. His first sculptures using geometrical forms were executed in 1962. His modular cubes, a grid system allowing systematic variation and permutation of forms in both two or three dimensions, as module to create structures in accordance with a pre-determined, logical system date from 1965. First one-man exhibition at the Daniels Gallery, New York, 1965. Starting in 1966 with Serial Project No.1 also published a series of books constituting a parallel system. Wrote an influential article 'Paragraphs on Conceptual Art' (1967). Taught at the Museum of Modern Art School, New York, 1964-67, and at New York University from 1970. Began in 1968 to create wall drawings, to be carried out by himself or others in accordance with his specifications, and has also produced series of lithographs, etchings and screen prints. He founded the group Printed Matter in 1976, devoted to publishing and distributing artists’ books. He has been the subject of hundreds of solo exhibitions in museums and galleries worldwide since 1965, namely 1971 Guggenheim Museum, MoMA, New York, Lisson Gallery, London 1974 -1981 “Documenta “4” and “7”, Kassel, 1987 ARC, Paris, 1989 Kunsthalle, Berne. A recent retrospective of Sol LeWitt was organized by the San Francisco Museum of Art in 2000. The exhibition travelled to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Lives in New York.