Fred Sandback was born in Bronxville, New York, in 1943. His first solo exhibitions were held at the Galerie Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf and the Galerie Heiner Friedrich, Munich in 1968. In 1969, he received his MFA in sculpture from Yale University and moved to New York City. Sandback’s sculptures, made by tightly securing thin lines of material to floors and walls, define outer perimeters of geometric forms across large interior spaces. Sandback also practiced printmaking, including etchings, lithographs, silkscreens, and woodcuts. His artwork was included in the 1968 Annual Exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Biennale of Sydney in 1976, and the Seventy-third American Exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1979. His work is represented in many public collections including the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo.