(1939 - )
Larry Bell is one of the most renowned and influential artists to emerge from the art scene of the 1960s, alongside contemporaries Ed Ruscha and Robert Irwin, and had garnered international repute by the age of 30. He is best known for his glass boxes and large-scale illusionistic sculptures exploring light, reflection and shadow. Bell's understanding of the potential of glass and light allows him to expand visual and physical fields of perception, and his sculptures surpass the traditional bounds of the medium.
Bell is a grant recipient from, among others, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, and his works are found in the collections of major cultural institutions worldwide, including those of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL., The Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum in New York, NY, the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C., and the Tate Gallery in London, UK.. He lives and works in Taos, New Mexico, and maintains a studio in Venice, California.