Francois Morellet (born 1926, Cholet, Maine-et-Loire, – May 11, 2016)
was a contemporary French painter, sculptor and light artist. His early work prefigured minimal art and conceptual art, and he has played an important role in the development of geometrical abstract art.
Artist François Morellet has died, just a few days after turning 90. The news was confirmed to Le Monde by his Paris-based gallerist Kamel Mennour.
Born in Cholet in 1926, Morellet is widely recognized as one of the key figures in concrete and kinetic art.
Concrete Erection, 2010
Concrete Erection (La Plate-bande n° 2), 2010
Since the 1970s the park area of Haus Weitmar has been home to distinguished works of contemporary art. On the occasion of the opening of the KUBUS in May 2010 François Morellet donated this large-sized concrete sculpture to Situation Kunst. These sculptures at the park are also additional items to the established oeuvre of each artist seen in the Kunstsammlungen of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum.Concrete Erection, 2010