Skip to main content

Frank Stella M

Price
Shipping Options
Sort By
Oculus 7 (modern abstract wall sculpture minimal geometric design Frank Stella)
By Scott Troxel
Located in Quebec, Quebec
The Oculus Series came about following an intensive research on Frank Stella and his groundbreaking wall sculptures. In the same artistic vein but distinct from Stella's genius, Ocul...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Lacquer, Panel

Frank Stella 'Angriff' 1971
By Frank Stella
Located in New York, NY
Frank Stella's 'Angriff' from Conspiracy: The Artist as Witness is a screenprint Signed and dated in pencil 'F. Stella 71' (lower right) Numbered 48/150 Great condition. Please reac...
Category

1970s Contemporary Prints and Multiples

Materials

Screen

Shards III, Frank Stella
By Frank Stella
Located in New York, NY
An intricate work of stunning beauty, Shards III was created as a color lithograph and screenprint by Frank Stella in 1982.  Hand-signed in pencil, dated and numbered, the artwork me...
Category

20th Century Abstract Abstract Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Frank Stella 'Sharpesville' Lithograph 1972
By Frank Stella
Located in New York, NY
Frank Stella's 'Sharpesville' 1972 Lithograph on dry-sealed J. Green paper Signed in pencil and dated 1972 Numbered 96/100 This piece is in great condition, please let us know if yo...
Category

1970s Contemporary Figurative Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Frank Stella 'Calnagor' Etching 1996
By Frank Stella
Located in New York, NY
Frank Stella's 'Calnagor' (from Imaginary Places II), created in 1996, is a color etching with aquatint and relief on handmade TGL paper. Signed, dated, and numbered 18/34 in pencil...
Category

1990s Contemporary Prints and Multiples

Materials

Etching

1980, Frank Stella, Color Lithograph
By Frank Stella
Located in Newport Beach, CA
Signed, dated, numbered (38/100), 1980, lithograph and screenprint-on-paper artwork, "Polar Coordinates VII (Axsom 125)" by acclaimed American artist, Frank Stella (b. 1936). Awards:...
Category

Vintage 1980s American Contemporary Art

Materials

Paper

  • 1980, Frank Stella, Color Lithograph
  • 1980, Frank Stella, Color Lithograph
  • 1980, Frank Stella, Color Lithograph
  • 1980, Frank Stella, Color Lithograph
H 46 in. W 46 in. D 3 in.
Ossipee (from 'Eccentric Polygons'), Frank Stella
By Frank Stella
Located in New York, NY
From the artist’s Eccentric Polygons portfolio, created by Frank Stella in 1974, Ossipee is an original color lithograph and screenprint measuring 17 1/8 x 22 1/8 in. (43.5 x 56.2 cm...
Category

20th Century Abstract Geometric More Prints

Materials

Lithograph, Screen

Large, Hand-Colored, Frank Stella 3-d print
By Frank Stella
Located in Newport Beach, CA
A vibrant, signed dated and numbered, mixed media print by the iconic, American artist, Frank Stella: lithograph, linocut, and screen-print in colors with hand-coloring and collage, ...
Category

Vintage 1980s American Contemporary Art

Materials

Paper

  • Large, Hand-Colored, Frank Stella 3-d print
  • Large, Hand-Colored, Frank Stella 3-d print
  • Large, Hand-Colored, Frank Stella 3-d print
  • Large, Hand-Colored, Frank Stella 3-d print
H 65.75 in. W 58.5 in. D 3 in.
Frank Stella 'Arundel Castle (AXSOM 5)' 1967 Print
By Frank Stella
Located in New York, NY
Frank Stella's 'Arundel Castle (AXSOM 5)' Lithograph on Barcham Green paper, signed, dated and numbered 66/100 in pencil, from Black Series I, published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angele...
Category

1960s Contemporary Prints and Multiples

Materials

Lithograph

Frank Stella 'A Squeeze of the Hand' Screenprint 1985-8
By Frank Stella
Located in New York, NY
Frank Stella's 'A Squeeze of the Hand' is from his series The Waves This beautiful piece is a screenprint, lithograph and linocut in colours with hand-colouring and collage on T.H. S...
Category

1980s Contemporary Figurative Prints

Materials

Lithograph, Linocut, Screen

Frank Stella "Rabat" Screenprint, 1964
By Frank Stella
Located in Toronto, Ontario
"Rabat" is an important work in Frank Stella's oeuvre as it is his first print, created in 1964. Unlike his future prints, this work was an adaptation of a gouache based on one of th...
Category

1960s Abstract Geometric Abstract Prints

Materials

Screen

Frank Stella (after), Democratic National Convention poster, 1980
By Frank Stella
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Offset lithographic poster after Frank Stella. From the unsigned edition of unknown size (there was a signed and numbered edition of 250). Original run commemorative poster for the ...
Category

Late 20th Century American Modern Prints

Materials

Paper

Sidi Ifni -- Offset Lithograph, Minimalism, Contemporary Art by Frank Stella
By Frank Stella
Located in London, GB
FRANK STELLA Sidi Ifni, 1973 Offset lithograph in colours, on Copperplate Deluxe paper Signed, dated and numbered in pencil from the edition of 7/90 From Hommage à Picasso Co-publish...
Category

1970s Minimalist More Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Frank Stella Eskimo Curlew, 1977, Exotic Bird Series, 1977
By Frank Stella
Located in New York, NY
Frank Stella's Eskimo Curlew, From Exotic Bird Series, 1977 is a Lithograph and screenprint in colors, on Arches 88 mould-made paper, signed in pencil and numbered out of 50 (there w...
Category

1970s Abstract Geometric Still-life Prints

Materials

Lithograph, Screen

Frank Stella, D., Lithograph, 1972
By Frank Stella
Located in London, GB
Lithograph, 1972, on Zerkall Copperplate Deluxe paper, signed and dated in edition of 100, published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles. 40.6 x 55.9cm.
Category

1970s Abstract Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Angriff -- Screen Print, Stripes, Black and White, Contemporary, by Frank Stella
By Frank Stella
Located in London, GB
FRANK STELLA Angriff, 1971 Screenprint in black and grey, on Fabriano paper Signed, dated and numbered from the edition of 150 From Conspiracy: The Artist as Witness Printed by Styri...
Category

1970s Contemporary Abstract Prints

Materials

Screen

Addison Gallery 1982 SIGNED Frank Stella Vintage Poster, metallic rainbow
By Frank Stella
Located in New York, NY
This shimmering, metallic vintage poster with rainbow text and layers of texture must be seen in person to appreciate Frank Stella's masterful design. Original exhibition poster for...
Category

Late 20th Century Abstract Abstract Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Vintage Frank Stella Democratic Convention 1980 colorful Pop political poster
By Frank Stella
Located in New York, NY
Colorful vintage poster for the 1980 Democratic National Convention, held in Madison Square Garden in New York.Concentric lines of orange and bright green interweave with strokes of ...
Category

1980s Pop Art Abstract Prints

Materials

Lithograph

1980 Democratic Convention Frank Stella SIGNED colorful vintage Pop poster
By Frank Stella
Located in New York, NY
Colorful vintage poster for the 1980 Democratic National Convention, held in Madison Square Garden in New York.Concentric lines of orange and bright green interweave with strokes of ...
Category

1980s Pop Art Abstract Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Frank Stella, Ileana Sonnabend, Lithograph, 1972
By Frank Stella
Located in London, GB
Lithograph, 1972, on Zerkall Copperplate Deluxe paper, signed and dated in edition of 100, published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles. 40.6 x 55.9cm.
Category

1970s Abstract Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Frank Stella, Yellow Journal, Lithograph, 1982
By Frank Stella
Located in London, GB
Lithograph, 1982, on white Arches Cover, mould-made paper, signed and dated an AP aside the edition of 50, published by Tyler Graphics Ltd., Bedford Village, NY., 133.5 x 97.8 cm (52...
Category

1980s Minimalist Prints and Multiples

Materials

Lithograph

Frank Stella, Sidney Guberman, Lithograph, 1972
By Frank Stella
Located in London, GB
Lithograph, 1972, on Zerkall Copperplate Deluxe paper, signed and dated in edition of 100, published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles. 40.6 x 55.9cm.
Category

1970s Abstract Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Frank Stella, Gran Cairo, Lithograph, 1972
By Frank Stella
Located in London, GB
Lithograph, 1972, on J. Green mould-made paper signed in pencil, dated, and inscribed an AP aside from the edition of 100, published by Petersburg Press Ltd., London., 40.6 x 55.9cm ...
Category

1970s Abstract Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Frank Stella, Henry Garden, Lithograph, 1972
By Frank Stella
Located in London, GB
Lithograph, 1972, on Zerkall Copperplate Deluxe paper, signed and dated in edition of 100, published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles. 40.6 x 55.9cm.
Category

1970s Abstract Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Frank Stella, Charlotte Tokayer, Lithograph, 1972
By Frank Stella
Located in London, GB
Lithograph, 1972, on Zerkall Copperplate Deluxe paper, signed and dated in edition of 100, published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles. 40.6 x 55.9cm.
Category

1970s Abstract Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Hand Signed Ltd Edition Serigraph "MOMA 1870-1970 Centennial" by Frank Stella
By Frank Stella
Located in San Diego, CA
Hand signed limited edition cenntennial serigraph entitled "Metropolitan Museum of Art 1870 - 1970" by Frank Stella, circa 1970. The print is in good vintage condition and is numbere...
Category

Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Prints

Materials

Paper

Vintage Frank Stella poster Musee des Vosges (Konskie II, Polish village)
By Frank Stella
Located in New York, NY
Original poster produced on the occasion of Frank Stella’s 1983 exhibition at the Musee Departemental des Vosges, Épinal, France. This vintage poster reproduces the artist’s 1971 abs...
Category

1980s Pop Art Abstract Prints

Materials

Offset

'River of Ponds' Wool Tapestry Rug by Frank Stella, 1970
By Frank Stella
Located in Milan, IT
Frank Stella is one of the leading figures of the Minimalist movement. Initially influenced by the Abstract Expressionism of Jackson Pollock and Franz Kline, towards the late fifties...
Category

Vintage 1970s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Frank Stella, Shards I, Lithograph, Screen Print, 1982
By Frank Stella
Located in London, GB
Lithograph and Screenprint, in colours, 1982, on Arches Cover paper, signed, dated and numbered from the edition of 100, published by Petersburg Press, New York., 115.6 x 101 cm, (45...
Category

1980s Abstract Prints

Materials

Lithograph, Screen

Frank Stella, Los Alamitos, Screen Print, 1972
By Frank Stella
Located in London, GB
From race track series. Screenprint, in colours, 1972, on Gemini rag Board, signed, dated and numbered from the edition of 75, published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles., 51.4 × 203.5c...
Category

1970s Abstract Prints

Materials

Screen

Frank Stella, Ifafa I, Lithograph with Varnish, 1968
By Frank Stella
Located in London, GB
Lithograph with varnish, 1968, with LC Varnish on Lowell paper, signed, dated and numbered from the edition of 100, published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles., 41.3 x 56.8cm (16¼ x 22¼...
Category

1960s Abstract Prints

Materials

Screen

Frank Stella, Honduras Lottery Co., Lithograph, 1972
By Frank Stella
Located in London, GB
Lithograph, 1972, on J. Green mould-made paper, signed, dated and inscribed an AP aside from the edition of 100, published by Petersburg Press Ltd., London., 40.6 x 55.9cm, (16 x 22 ...
Category

1970s Abstract Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Frank Stella, Referendum '70, Screen Print, 1971
By Frank Stella
Located in London, GB
Screenprint, 1970, signed, dated and numbered an AP aside the edition of 200 (there were 15 AP in total), published by Gemini G. E. L., Los Angeles., 99.5 x 98cm (39¼ x 38½ in), fra...
Category

1970s Abstract Geometric Abstract Prints

Materials

Screen

Frank Stella, River of Ponds I, Lithograph, 1971
By Frank Stella
Located in London, GB
Lithograph in colours, 1971, on special Arjomari paper, signed, dated and numbered an AP aside from the edition of 78, published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles., 38 x 38cm (96.5 x 96....
Category

1970s Minimalist Prints and Multiples

Materials

Lithograph

Frank Stella, Louisiana Lottery Co., Lithograph, 1972
By Frank Stella
Located in London, GB
Lithograph, 1972, on J. Green mould-made paper, signed, dated and inscribed an AP aside from the edition of 100, published by Petersburg Press Ltd., London., 40.6 x 55.9cm (16 x 22in...
Category

1970s Abstract Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Frank Stella, Les Indes Galantes I, Lithograph, 1973
By Frank Stella
Located in London, GB
Lithograph, in colours, 1973, on J. Green mould-made paper, signed, dated and numbered from the edition of 100, published by Petersburg Press Ltd., London., 40.6 x 55.9cm (16 x 22 i...
Category

1970s Abstract Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Frank Stella, Empress of India I, Lithograph, 1968
By Frank Stella
Located in London, GB
Lithograph, in colours, 1968, on Lowell paper, Signed, numbered, and dated from the edition of 100, Published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles., 41.3 x 89.9cm (16¼ x 35½ in), framed 48....
Category

1960s Abstract Prints

Materials

Screen

Frank Stella, Rakow ( Sketch), Unique Drawing Collage, 1972
By Frank Stella
Located in London, GB
Acrylic, fabric and felt collage, in colours, 1972, on paperboard laid down on panel, signed, titled and dated '"RAKOW (SKETCH)" F Stella 72., 70.5 x 75.5 cm (27 ¾ x 29 ¾ in), framed...
Category

1970s Abstract Mixed Media

Materials

Fabric, Felt, Acrylic, Pencil

Frank Stella, Les Indes Galantes IV, Lithograph, 1973
By Frank Stella
Located in London, GB
Lithograph, in colours, 1973, on J. Green mould-made paper, signed, dated and numbered from the edition of 100, published by Petersburg Press Ltd., London., 40.6 x 55.9cm (16 x 22 i...
Category

1970s Abstract Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Frank Stella, Shards III, Lithograph, Screen Print, 1982
By Frank Stella
Located in London, GB
Lithograph and Screenprint in colours, 1982, on Arches Cover Paper, signed, dated and numbered from the edition of 100, published by Petersburg Press, New York., 114.9 x 101 cm (45¼ ...
Category

1980s Abstract Prints

Materials

Screen

Frank Stella, York Factory II, Screen Print, 1974
By Frank Stella
Located in London, GB
Screenprint, 1974, on Arches Cover Black paper, signed, dated and numbered an AP aside from the edition of 100, published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles., 46.9 x 112.8cm (18½ x 44½ i...
Category

1970s Abstract Prints

Materials

Screen

Frank Stella, Sinjerli Varation, Lithograph, Screen Print, 1977
By Frank Stella
Located in London, GB
The complete set of six lithographs and screenprints, 1977, on Arches Cover Paper, each signed, dated and numbered from the edition of 100, published by Petersburg Press, New York., ...
Category

1970s Abstract Prints

Materials

Lithograph, Screen

Frank Stella, Les Indes Galantes III, Lithograph, 1973
By Frank Stella
Located in London, GB
Lithograph, 1973, on J. Green mould-made paper, signed, dated and numbered from the edition of 100, published by Petersburg Press Ltd., London., 40.6 x 55.9cm (16 x 22 in), framed 6...
Category

1970s Abstract Paintings

Materials

Lithograph

Frank Stella, The Waves: Squid, Silkscreen, Lithograph, 1989
By Frank Stella
Located in London, GB
Silkscreen, lithograph, linoleum block with hand-colouring, marbling and collage, 1989, T. H. Saunders and Somerset paper, signed, dated and numbered from the edition of 60, publishe...
Category

1980s Abstract Abstract Prints

Materials

Lithograph, Screen

Frank Stella, Bonne Bay, Lithograph, Screen Print, 1971
By Frank Stella
Located in London, GB
Lithograph and screenprint, in colours, 1971, on L.C. Special Arjomari paper, signed, dated and numbered from the edition of 58, published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles., 96.5 × 177....
Category

1970s Abstract Prints

Materials

Screen

Frank Stella, Sinjerli Variations Squared with Black Grounds (I), Lithograph
By Frank Stella
Located in London, GB
Unique lithograph with screenprint in colours, 1982, on Arches paper, signed, titled and dated lower right corner, inscribed in pencil verso 'Black Trial Proof (I) Sinjerli Variatio...
Category

1980s Minimalist Abstract Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Frank Stella, Sinjerli Variation 1a, Lithograph, Screen Print, 1977
By Frank Stella
Located in London, GB
Lithograph and screenprint in colours, 1977, on Arches Cover Paper, signed, dated and numbered from the edition of 100, published by Petersburg Press, New York., 81.3 × 107.3cm (32 b...
Category

1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Frank Stella, Empress of India II, from V Series, Lithograph, 1968
By Frank Stella
Located in London, GB
Lithograph, in colours, 1968, on Lowell paper, signed, numbered, and dated from the edition of 100, Published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles., 41.3 x 89 cm (16¼ x 35 in), framed 49.4 ...
Category

1960s Abstract Prints

Materials

Screen

2003 Frank Stella 'Seward Park' Minimalism Green,Yellow,Black Serigraph
By Frank Stella
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paper Size: 39.5 x 39 inches ( 100.33 x 99.06 cm ) Image Size: 25.25 x 30.75 inches ( 64.135 x 78.105 cm ) Framed: No Condition: B-: Good Condition, Signs of Handling and Age A...
Category

Early 2000s Prints and Multiples

Materials

Screen

Frank Stella, Fortin de las Flores (First Version), Screen Print, 1967
By Frank Stella
Located in London, GB
Screenprint, 1967, on English Vellum Graph paper, signed, dated and numbered from the edition of 200, published by Tanglewood Press, New York., printed by Fine Creations, Inc., New...
Category

1960s Abstract Prints

Materials

Screen

Frank Stella, The Waves: A Squeeze of the Hand, Screen Print, Lithograph, 1988
By Frank Stella
Located in London, GB
Screenprint, lithograph, linocut, marbling and collage, in colours, with additional hand-colouring, 1988, on T. H. Saunders and Somerset wove paper, signed, dated and numbered from t...
Category

1980s Abstract Prints

Materials

Screen

Eskimo Curlew
By Frank Stella
Located in New York, NY
FRANK STELLA Eskimo Curlew, 1977 Acrylic, glitter and oil stick on Tycore 18 x 23 x 5-1/2 inches
Category

1970s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Glitter, Acrylic

  • Eskimo Curlew
  • Eskimo Curlew
H 18 in. W 23 in. D 5.5 in.
Untitled
By Frank Stella
Located in Oakland Hills, CA
Created in 1995, this acrylic, resin, paper, and fiberglass mounted on board is hand signed and dated by Frank Stella (Massachusetts, 1936 - ) in pencil in the verso. Frank Stella U...
Category

1990s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

Materials

Resin, Fiberglass, Acrylic

  • Untitled
  • Untitled
  • Untitled
  • Untitled
H 53.50 in. W 53.50 in.
Shards II
By Frank Stella
Located in Oakland Hills, CA
Created in 1982, this color lithograph and screenprint is hand signed and dated by Frank Stella (Massachusetts, 1936 – ) and numbered from the edition of 100 in pencil in the lower r...
Category

1980s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

Materials

Lithograph, Screen

  • Shards II
  • Shards II
  • Shards II
  • Shards II
H 39.75 in. W 45.25 in.
Shards IV
By Frank Stella
Located in Oakland Hills, CA
Created in 1982, this lithograph and screenprint is hand signed and dated by Frank Stella (Massachusetts, 1936 - ) and numbered from the edition of 20 artist’s proofs in pencil. This...
Category

1980s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

Materials

Lithograph, Screen

  • Shards IV
  • Shards IV
  • Shards IV
  • Shards IV
H 39.75 in. W 45.25 in.
"Prints 1967-1982", Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
By Frank Stella
Located in New York, NY
This poster was created for the Frank Stella exhibition "Prints 1967-1982" at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1983. It is an offset lithograph and is framed.
Category

1980s Minimalist Prints and Multiples

Materials

Lithograph, Offset

The Whale as a Dish (from Waves II)
By Frank Stella
Located in Oakland Hills, CA
Created in 1989, this Silkscreen, lithography, and linoleum block with hand-coloring, marbling, and collage on T.H. Saunders and Somerset papers is hand signed and dated by Frank Ste...
Category

1980s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

Materials

Lithograph, Screen

Hyena Stomp, from Jasper's Dilemma
By Frank Stella
Located in Miami, FL
TECHNICAL INFORMATION Frank Stella Hyena Stomp, from Jasper's Dilemma 1973 Lithograph 16 x 22 in. Edition of 100 Pencil signed and numbered Accompanied with COA by Gregg Shien...
Category

1970s Minimalist Prints and Multiples

Materials

Lithograph

Les Indes Galantes III
By Frank Stella
Located in Miami, FL
TECHNICAL INFORMATION Frank Stella Les Indes Galantes II 1973 Lithograph 16 x 22 in. A.P. Edition of 20 Pencil signed, dated and numbered Accompanied with COA by Gregg Shienba...
Category

1970s Minimalist Prints and Multiples

Materials

Lithograph

Palmito Ranch, from Benjamin Moore
By Frank Stella
Located in Miami, FL
TECHNICAL INFORMATION Frank Stella Palmito Ranch, from Benjamin Moore 1972 Lithograph 16 x 22 in. Edition of 100 Pencil signed & numbered Accompanied with COA by Gregg Shienbaum...
Category

1970s Minimalist Prints and Multiples

Materials

Lithograph

  • 1

Frank Stella M For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact frank stella m you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. In our selection of items, you can find Abstract examples as well as a Minimalist version. Finding the perfect frank stella m may mean sifting through those created during different time periods — you can find an early version that dates to the 19th Century and a newer variation that were made as recently as the 21st Century. On 1stDibs, the right frank stella m is waiting for you and the choices span a range of colors that includes beige, gray, brown and black. Finding an appealing frank stella m — no matter the origin — is easy, but Frank Stella, Scott Troxel, Jack Mitchell, (after) Frank Stella and Earl Childress each produced popular versions that are worth a look. These artworks were handmade with extraordinary care, with artists most often working in lithograph, screen print and offset print.

How Much is a Frank Stella M?

The price for an artwork of this kind can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — a frank stella m in our inventory may begin at $75 and can go as high as $775,000, while the average can fetch as much as $6,500.

Frank Stella Biography and Important Works

Frank Stella is one of the central figures in postwar American art. A proponent of minimalism and non-representational abstraction, Stella is a painter, printmaker and sculptor. A native of Massachusetts, he attended Phillips Academy in Andover and earned a BA from Princeton, where he studied art and color theory with Josef Albers and Hans Hofmann.

Stella frequented New York galleries as a student and was intrigued by the work of Jackson Pollock and Franz Kline, both of whom were at the height of their creative powers in the late 1950s. After moving to New York in 1958, he gravitated toward the geometric abstraction and restrained painting style of Barnett Newman and Jasper Johns. Johns’s flat, graphic images of common objects such as targets and flags prompt viewers to question the essential nature of representation and whether these pictures are really paintings or simply new iterations of the items themselves. Stella pushed Johns’s reasoning further, considering paintings on canvas as objects in their own right, like sculptures, rather than representations. This led him to reject certain formal conventions, eschewing sketches and often using nontraditional materials, like house paint.

In 1959, Stella created his “Black Paintings,” series, in which bands of black paint are separated by thin, precise stripes of bare canvas. At a time when contemporary painting was all about wild gestures, thick paint and formal abandon, these pieces created a sensation. That same year, Stella's work was included in the exhibition "Sixteen Americans" at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and he joined the roster of artists represented by Leo Castelli Gallery. In 1960, he began introducing color into his work and using unconventionally shaped canvases to complement his compositions.

In his “Eccentric Polygon” series, from 1965 and ‘66, Stella embraces asymmetry and bold color, creating forms delineated by painted fields and by the edges of the canvas. This series was followed by the 1967–70 “Protractor” series, characterized by colorful circles and arcs. Named after the ancient cities whose circular plans Stella had noticed while traveling in the Middle East during the 1960s, these works usually comprised several canvases set flush against one another so that the geometric figures in each section came together in a larger, more complex whole.

Also in the mid-1960s, Stella started exploring printmaking, initially working with Kenneth Tyler, of Gemini G.E.L., and later installing printing equipment in his own studio. In 1968, he created the “V” series of lithographs,which included the print Quathlamba I. Following a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in 1970, Stella began working in three dimensions, adding relief elements to paintings, which could almost be considered wall-mounted sculptures.

Stella’s 1970–73 “Polish Village” series was inspired by a documentary photos and architectural drawings of Polish synagogues that had been destroyed by Nazis during World War II. The resulting works — composed primarily of paint and cloth on plywood — are more rugged and less polished than his previous series. Herman Melville's Moby Dick was his muse for a series of three- dimensional works he created in the 1980s in which waveforms, architectural elements and Platonic solids play a prominent role. During this period, Stella embraced a new, exuberant style that is exemplified in "La Scienza della Fiacca." In 1997, he oversaw the creation of the Stella Project, a 5,000-square-foot work inside the Moores Opera House at the University of Houston. A large free-standing sculpture by Stella stands outside the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Stella’s work is in the collections of numerous important museum collections around the world, including New York’s Museum of Modern Art and Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Menil Collection, in Houston; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, in Washington, D.C.; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Obama in 2009, and was given the Lifetime Achievement Award in Contemporary Sculpture by the International Sculpture Center in 2011.

Find a collection of Frank Stella's art on 1stDibs.