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.
Born
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
NationalityAmerican
EducationCollege of William and Mary, Columbia University School of General Studies, Art Students League of New York
Known forSculpture
MovementMinimalism
Patron(s)Dia Art Foundation

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