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 (stĕl′ə), Frank Philip Born 1936.
American painter whose abstract works are characterized by geometric forms, brilliant colors, and often irregularly shaped canvases.
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a star or a star-shaped form
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Noun1.Stella - United States minimalist painter (born in 1936)
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Ruby Gillis was the handsomest girl of the year at the Academy; in the Second Year classes Stella Maynard carried off the palm for beauty, with small but critical minority in favor of Anne Shirley.
With the "rose-red" girl, Stella Maynard, and the "dream girl," Priscilla Grant, she soon became intimate, finding the latter pale spiritual-looking maiden to be full to the brim of mischief and pranks and fun, while the vivid, black-eyed Stella had a heartful of wistful dreams and fancies, as aerial and rainbow-like as Anne's own.
First of the important English sequences is the 'Astrophel and Stella' of Sir Philip Sidney, written about 1580, published in 1591.
You and Phil and Priscilla and Jane all stole a march on me in the matter of marriage; and Stella is teaching in Vancouver.
Esther is the Persian word for star; Stella the Latin.
Dingley has heard of Nimrod, but not Stella, for it is in the Bible.
Your wrong spelling, Madam Stella, has put me out: it does not look right; let me see, bussiness, busyness, business, bisyness, bisness, bysness; faith, I known not which is right, I think the second; I believe I never writ the word in my life before; yes, sure I must, though; business, busyness, bisyness.-- I have perplexed myself, and can't do it.
"It's from Stella -- and she's coming to Redmond next year -- and what do you think of her idea?
"I'll be better able to tell you when I find out what it is," said Priscilla, casting aside a Greek lexicon and taking up Stella's letter.
The result is a fresh, revisionist account of the untidy ferment that Stella would, within a mere 12 months or so, distill into the monolithic 'Black Paintings', of which a quartet was shown in the Museum of Modern Art's 'Fifteen Americans' in December 1959.
She is best known for her irreverent celebrity pictures, but a new exhibition in her home town sees Stella Vine turning to self portraiture.
This came just weeks after she was seen smooching Stella on a yacht on July 19, reported E!