Frank Stella is widely regarded as one of the most influential post-war American painters at work today. Known for his radical experimentation with form, scale and technique, he has consistently reinvigorated a breadth of painting and sculpture genres over the past six decades.
Born in Malden, Massachusetts, Stella graduated in History at Princeton University before moving to New York in 1958, where he has lived and worked since.
He was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama in 2009 and the Lifetime Achievement Award in Contemporary Sculpture in 2011. He is also one of very few artists to be honoured with two solo retrospective exhibitions at MOMA.