My favorite artist working with letters has passed. Robert Indiana passed away May 29th at the age of 89. Indiana was renown for his paintings and sculptures involving the word LOVE.
Robert Indiana was born in New Castle, Indiana in the year 1928. After serving in the United States Army Air Force he went on to earn a degree from the Art Institute of Chicago. He also studied at the Skowhegan School of Art, Edinburgh University, and Edinburgh College of Art.
His work can be found on many items including postage stamps and book covers.
Indiana had a close relationship with famed painter Ellsworth Kelly.
The artist often referred to himself as a “sign painter.”
Works by Indiana can be found in museum collections around the world including the Stedelijk Museum located in Amsterdam, and the Whitney Museum and Metropolitan Museum of Art both located in New York City.
Below we visit the studio of Robert Indiana located off the coast of Maine: