Frank Stella出生于马萨诸塞州的Malden，在一个富裕的意大利裔美国人家庭中长大。他参加了着名的菲利普斯学院，这是马萨诸塞州安多弗的预科学校。在那里，他首先遇到了抽象艺术家Josef Albers和Hans Hoffman的作品。学校有自己的艺术画廊，有多位着名美国艺术家的作品。高中毕业后，他作为历史专业进入普林斯敦大学。图片作为对象：20世纪50年代和60年代初。 1958年大学毕业后，弗兰克斯特拉搬到了纽约市。他没有考虑具体的计划。他只想创造东西。在创作自己的作品的同时，他兼职做房屋画家。斯特拉在人气鼎盛时期反对抽象表现主义。他对Barnett Newman的色场实验和Jasper Johns的目标绘画很感兴趣。斯特拉认为他的绘画对象不是表达身体或情感的东西。他说，一幅画是“一个带有油漆的平面，仅此而已。” 1959年，斯特拉的黑条纹画作得到了纽约艺术界的肯定。纽约现代艺术博物馆在其标志性的1960年十六美国人展览中展出了四幅弗兰克斯特拉画作。其中一个是“The Reason of Reason and Squalor”，一系列黑色倒置平行U形，条纹由细线空白画布分隔。该标题部分是对斯特拉当时在曼哈顿的生活条件的参考。尽管他的黑色画作中出现了精确的规律性，但弗兰克斯特拉并没有使用胶带或外部装置来创造直线。他徒手画了它们，仔细检查发现了一些违规行为。斯特拉在25岁之前突然成为一位杰出的艺术家。他是最早的艺术家之一，因为他将艺术视为目的。 1960年，凭借铝制系列，斯特拉与他的第一个成型画布合作，放弃了画家使用的传统方块和矩形。在整个20世纪60年代，他继续在他的绘画和画布中尝试更多的颜色，而不是正方形或矩形。几何形状的画布是铜画（1960-1961）的一个特征。他们包括另一项创新。斯特拉使用了一种特殊的船用油漆，旨在抑制藤壶的生长。 1961年，他创作了一个以所用房屋涂料品牌命名的Benjamin Moore系列。它给安迪·沃霍尔留下了深刻的印象，以至于流行艺术家买下了所有的作品。 1962年，纽约的Leo Castelli画廊展出了Stella的第一个单人秀。1961年，Frank Stella与艺术评论家Barbara Rose结婚。他们在1969年离婚。雕塑绘画和印刷：20世纪60年代末和70年代在20世纪60年代后期，斯特拉开始与主打印机Kenneth Tyler合作。他将版画添加到他对绘画的持续探索中。泰勒鼓励斯特拉通过使用平版印刷液填充斯特拉最喜欢的绘图工具Magic Markers来制作他的第一个版画。他的版画与他的画作一样具有创新性。他将丝网印刷和蚀刻技术融入到创作印刷品的技术中。
Born in Malden, Massachusetts, Frank Stella grew up in a wealthy Italian-American family. He attended the prestigious Phillips College, a prep school in Andover, Massachusetts. There, he first met the works of abstract artists Josef Albers and Hans Hoffman. The school has its own art gallery and works by several famous American artists. After graduating from high school, he entered Princeton University as a major in history. Images as objects: 1950s and early 1960s. After graduating from college in 1958, Frankstra moved to New York City. He did not consider a specific plan. He just wants to create something. While creating his own work, he worked part-time as a house painter. Stella opposed abstract expressionism in its heyday. He is interested in Barnett Newman’s color field experiment and Jasper Johns’ target painting. Stella thinks that his painting objects are not things that express body or emotion. He said that a painting is “a plane with paint, nothing more.” In 1959, Stella’s black-striped paintings were recognized by the New York art world. The Museum of Modern Art in New York exhibited four Frankstra paintings in its iconic 1960 Sixteen American Exhibition. One of them is “The Reason of Reason and Squalor”, a series of black inverted parallel U-shaped stripes separated by a thin line of thin canvas. The title section is a reference to Stella’s living conditions in Manhattan at the time. Despite the precise regularity in his black paintings, Frankstra did not use tape or external devices to create straight lines. He painted them by hand and scrutinized and found some irregularities. Stella suddenly became an outstanding artist before the age of 25. He was one of the earliest artists because he saw art as an end. In 1960, with the aluminum series, Stella worked with his first molded canvas to abandon the traditional squares and rectangles used by the painter. Throughout the 1960s, he continued to try more colors in his paintings and canvases than squares or rectangles. The geometric canvas is a feature of bronze painting (1960-1961). They include another innovation. Stella uses a special marine paint designed to inhibit the growth of barnacles. In 1961, he created a Benjamin Moore collection named after the home paint brand. It impressed Andy Warhol so much that the popular artist bought all the pieces. In 1962, Leo Castelli Gallery in New York exhibited Stella’s first solo show. In 1961, Frank Stella married art critic Barbara Rose. They divorced in 1969. Sculpture painting and printing: In the late 1960s and 1970s, in the late 1960s, Stella began working with the main printer Kenneth Tyler. He added prints to his continued exploration of painting. Taylor encouraged Stella to make his first print by filling Stella’s favorite drawing tool, Magic Markers, with lithographic printing fluid. His prints are as innovative as his paintings. He incorporates screen printing and etching techniques into the art of creating prints.