Sol LeWitt’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

September 9, 1928

Death Date

Apr 8, 2007

Age of Death

78 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

New York, New York, United States


Conceptual Artist

The conceptual artist Sol LeWitt died at the age of 78. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Conceptual and minimalist artist famous for his paintings, lithographs, wall drawings, and sculptures, which he called structures. He was also proficient in drawing, printmaking, photography, and painting.

He attended Syracuse University, from which he graduated with a BFA in 1949. He later served in the Korean War, being stationed in California, Japan, and Korea.

His structures included “Black Form Dedicated to the Missing Jews” and was erected in 1987 at the Altona City Hall in Hamburg, Germany.

He was born into a Russian-Jewish immigrant family and was raised in Hartford, Connecticut. He started art classes when his mother enrolled him in Hartford’s Wadsworth Atheneum.

He was a contemporary of Jasper Johns.



The system is the work of art; the visual work of art is the proof of the System. The visual aspect can’t be understood without understanding the system. It isn’t what it looks like but what it is that is of basic importance.

Sol LeWitt

Minimalism wasn’t a real idea – it ended before it started.

Sol LeWitt

A blind man can make art if what is in his mind can be passed to another mind in some tangible form.

Sol LeWitt

Artists teach critics what to think. Critics repeat what the artists teach them.

Sol LeWitt

You shouldn’t be a prisoner of your own ideas.

Sol LeWitt