Robert Mangold is an American minimalist artist. Born in North Tonawanda, New York in 1937, he lives and works in Washingtonville, New York. Mangold is one of the most pre-eminent artists of his generation. Since the 1960's Mangold has developed an artistic vocabulary derivative of the ideas of geometry. Mangold's focus on perfectly imperfect and sensitive asymmetry and his use of subtle colour and curvilinear abstract forms are often reminiscent of Ancient Greek design and Renaissance frescoes.
Robert Mangold received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of Fine Arts from Yale University. Since his first one-person exhibition in 1964, Mangold's work has been exhibited extensively worldwide, including solo exhibitions at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1971; Kunsthalle Basel, 1977 and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. His work has been included three times in both Documenta, Kassel (1972, 1977, 1982) and at the Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial (1979, 1983, 1985). Mangold has also been exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 1993.