Ad Reinhardt

Adolph Dietrich Friedrich Reinhardt ("Ad" Reinhardt) (December 24, 1913August 30, 1967) was a painter, writer, and pioneer of conceptual and minimal art. He was also a critic of abstract expressionism.


  • The one thing to say about art is that it is one thing. Art is art-as-art and everything else is everything else. Art as art is nothing but art. Art is not what is not art.
  • The artists is responsible for his history and his nature, his history is part of his nature.
    • Ad Reinhardt in Gerhard Richter, Doubt and belief in painting, Robert Storr, MOMA, New York, 2003, p. 32 note 1.

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