Frank Stella (b. 1936) is an American painter and printmaker known for his use of geometric patterns and shapes.He painted with the goal to flatten surfaces and often chose shaped canvases. The artist exploredMinimalism in his earlier works and transitioned to maximalist paintings involving relief and sculptural elements in the 1970s. Born in Malden, Massachusetts, he studied at Princeton University and later moved to New York, where he launched his career as a Modernist and Geometric Abstractionist artist.He has exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Kunstmuseum in Basel, Switzerland, and The Museum of Modern Art in New York, among others. The artist currently lives and works in New York, New York.