Donald Judd

Donald Clarence Judd (June 3, 1928  February 12, 1994) was an American artist associated with minimalism (a term he nonetheless stridently disavowed).[1][2] In his work, Judd sought autonomy and clarity for the constructed object and the space created by it, ultimately achieving a rigorously democratic presentation without compositional hierarchy. He is generally considered the leading international exponent of "minimalism," and its most important theoretician through such writings as "Specific Objects" (1964).[3] Judd voiced his unorthodox perception of minimalism in Arts Yearbook 8, where he asserts; "The new three dimensional work doesn't constitute a movement, school, or style. The common aspects are too general and too little common to define a movement. The differences are greater than the similarities."[4]

Donald Judd
Donald Judd.
Donald Clarence Judd

(1928-06-03)June 3, 1928
Excelsior Springs, Missouri, United States
DiedFebruary 12, 1994(1994-02-12) (aged 65)
Manhattan, New York City, United States
EducationCollege of William and Mary, Columbia University School of General Studies, Art Students League of New York
Known forSculpture
Patron(s)Dia Art Foundation

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