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US abstract painter Ellsworth Kelly dies aged 92

Joseph McCormick December 28, 2015

US abstract artist Ellsworth Kelly has died, aged 92.

The painter died of natural causes at his home in New York, said gallery owner Matthew Marks.

He is survived by his husband, Jack Shear, a photographer.

Kelly is known for working with geometric shapes and bright colours, as well as working in mediums such as tattoos.

Paintings by artist Ellsworth Kelly are seen during an exhibition preview on June 19, 2013 at The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC. The exhibition, "Ellsworth Kelly: Panel Paintings 20042009" will be on display from June 22September 22, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Kelly was in 2013 presented with the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama.

He was in 2000 presented with the Praemium Imperiale award, one of the most prestigious honours in the art world.

He was born in 1923 in Newburgh, New York, and had served in the US military in World War II.

His works have been displayed around the world, and has been described as “hard edge painting”.

Kelly and Shear lived together in their New York apartment.

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