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Definition: Judd, Donald from Chambers Biographical Dictionary


US artist

Born in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, he studied at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia (1948-49), Columbia University (1949-53) and at the Art Students' League, New York (1947-48, 1950-53), and had his first one-man show in New York in 1964. A Minimalist, he has metal boxes manufactured to his specification, spray-painted one colour and stood or stacked on the floor, thus creating works with which he has had only "minimal" contact, and which are deliberately non-imitative, non-expressive and not "composed" in any traditional sense, such as Untitled (1980).

Summary Article: Judd, Donald
From Britannica Concise Encyclopedia

(born June 3, 1928, Excelsior Springs, Mo., U.S.—died Feb. 12, 1994, New York, N.Y.) U.S. sculptor. He studied at Columbia University and the Art Students League. He had his first one-man exhibition in 1957. In 1959 he began writing reviews for Art News and Arts Magazine. In 1960–62 he made the transition from painting to sculpture and became a leading exponent of Minimalism. Much of his work consists of simple cubes or other geometric units that stand on the floor or are cantilevered from the wall, often in stacks or horizontal progressions. His materials included painted steel, Plexiglas, iron, wood, and concrete. In the 1970s he began to fill the land around his studio in Marfa, Texas, with large-scale sculptures; this area is now a museum.

Birth Place: Excelsior Springs, Missouri, United States

Death Place: New York City, New York, United States

Name: Judd, Donald or Donald Judd

Nationality: American

Activity: American artist and critic

Keywords: Kabakov, Ilya, American, sculpture, art criticism, Andre, Carl, Donald Judd, Flavin, Dan, Judd, Donald, New York City, New York, van Bruggen, Coosje, Chinati Foundation, Chamberlain, John, Oldenburg, Claes, Excelsior Springs, Minimalism, “Specific Objects”

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