Sol LeWitt出生于康涅狄格州的哈特福德，在一个俄罗斯犹太移民家庭长大。当索尔才六岁时，他的父亲去世了。在母亲的鼓励下，他参加了康涅狄格州哈特福德的Wadsworth Atheneum的艺术课程。 LeWitt展示了创作幽默画作的才华。 LeWitt社区的大多数孩子都从事工业工作，但他追求艺术反抗期望。虽然他想跳过大学，但索尔与他的母亲妥协，并在Syracuse大学就读。在大学期间，他因创作石版画的作品获得了1,000美元的奖励。 1949年，LeWitt研究了旧大师的工作，这笔资金帮助资助了欧洲之行。 1951年在朝鲜战争期间被选入美国陆军，Sol LeWitt在特别服务部门工作，并在其他职责中制作了海报。他参观了韩国和日本的许多神社和寺庙。 LeWitt于1953年回到纽约，建立了他的第一个艺术工作室，并开始在Seventeen杂志担任设计实习生。他还参加了曼哈顿视觉艺术学院的课程。 LeWitt于1955年加入I.M. Pei的建筑公司，担任平面设计师。在那里，他开始发展他的观点，即艺术是创作的概念或蓝图，而不一定是完成的作品 – 意味着物理作品可以由艺术家以外的其他人执行。
Sol LeWitt was born in Hartford, Connecticut, and grew up in a Russian Jewish immigrant family. When Sol was only six years old, his father died. With the encouragement of his mother, he attended the art course at Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut. LeWitt demonstrates the talent for creating humorous paintings. Most of the children in the LeWitt community are engaged in industrial work, but he pursues artistic revolt expectations. Although he wanted to skip the university, Sol compromised with his mother and studied at Syracuse University. During his time at the university, he received a $1,000 award for his work on lithographs. In 1949, LeWitt studied the work of the old master, which helped fund a trip to Europe. In 1951, he was elected to the US Army during the Korean War. Sol LeWitt worked in the special service department and produced posters in other duties. He visited many shrines and temples in Korea and Japan. LeWitt returned to New York in 1953 to establish his first art studio and began working as a design intern at Seventeen Magazine. He also attended courses at the Manhattan School of Visual Arts. LeWitt joined I.M. Pei’s construction company in 1955 as a graphic designer. There, he began to develop his view that art is the concept or blueprint of creation, not necessarily the finished work – meaning that physical works can be performed by others other than the artist.