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    Abstract Pioneer Ellsworth Kelly Dies at 92

    He kept it simple. The acclaimed painter who developed a “uniquely American” and influential abstract style, died at his home in New York state. Kelly, who went to art school in 1945 on the GI Bill after serving in World War II, spent his formative artistic years knocking around Paris and developing his signature geometric approach. In one of numerous social media tributes, U.S. art critic Jerry Saltz tweeted that Ellsworth was a “cosmic geographer,” while art historian Simon Schama mourned the loss of his “intense radiance through deceptive simplicity.”

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