Kenyon College

Donald Sultan (American, b. 1951)


Donald Sultan rose to prominence in the late 1970s in New York City as part of the “New Image” movement. His work is simultaneously abstract and representational, incorporating basic geometric and organic forms in a “visual purity” that is both subtle and monumental. Sultan received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Fine Arts from the Art Institute of Chicago. His work is represented in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) New York; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Whitney Museum of American Art; the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Los Angeles; and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.