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British, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1948, in Sheffield.

Painter.

Minimal Art.

Alan Charlton studied at the Sheffield School of Arts from 1965 to 1966 and at the Camberwell School of Art and the Royal Academy in London from 1966 to 1972. He lives in London and began exhibiting in ...

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 12 December 1951, in Jonzac.

Painter, sculptor.

Minimal Art.

Philippe Compagnon lives and works in Paris. He has featured at a number of group exhibitions: in 1986 at the Salon de la Jeune Sculpture in Paris; in 1987 and ...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 1937, in Windham Center (Connecticut).

Painter.

Minimal Art.

Between 1955 and 1959, Alan Cote studied at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School. From 1961 to 1964 he received a bursary that enabled him to study in Europe. He took part in group exhibitions in New York in ...

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1954, in Montpellier.

Sculptor.

Minimal Art.

Daniel Coulet has shown his work at group and solo exhibitions and international events since 1991, most notably: in 1985, at the museum of modern art in Toulouse; in 1986, at the Galerie Bellint in Paris; and, in ...

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Yugoslav, 20th century, male.

Active in Italy.

Born 1936, in Mostar (now in Bosnia and Herzegovina).

Painter, performance artist. Landscapes, urban landscapes.

Minimal Art, Conceptual Art.

Damnjanovic Damnjan graduated from the academy of fine arts in Belgrade in 1957.

Between 1959 and 1965, he painted fantastical landscapes and still-lifes. His landscapes are dominated by a vast, low sky, below which stretches a sandy coastline with fragments of flooring with diagrams, signals and symbols. His still-lifes of imaginary or useless objects are painted in a palette of violently contrasting tones. Damjanovic's work is distinguished by its unique mixture of the abstract and the dreamlike. From ...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 1920, in Washington; died 1985.

Painter, environmental artist.

Minimal Art.

Gene Davis studied at the University of Maryland from 1939 to 1942 and at the Wilson Teachers' College in Washington in 1943. He initially worked as a political journalist before teaching himself to paint. He took part in many group exhibitions, notably: in ...

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Italian, 20th century, male.

Active at the beginning of the second half of the century.

Sculptor.

Minimal Art.

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 1 October 1935, in Albany (California); died 25 July 2013, in Los Angeles.

Sculptor, draughtsman.

Minimal Art, Land Art.

Walter De Maria studied the history of art at the University of Berkeley, and earned his MFA in 1959. His work cannot be neatly categorized within a single movement, but rather reaches across boundaries and includes Conceptual, Land, Installation, and Minimal Art. He initially participated in the Minimalist movement, of which he was one of the leaders with Robert Morris, Carl Andre, and Donald Judd, reducing his sculptures to simple geometric shapes and strategically engaging the use of gallery space in the interpretation of his works. In ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 1942, in Chantilly.

Sculptor (clay/glass), potter.

Minimal Art.

Bernard Dejonghe studied drawing and composition and ceramics at the École des Métiers d'Art in Paris. He has lived since 1976 in the southern Alps. His ceramic and glass compositions are normally white; their simple informality does not detract from their sensory and emotional appeal....

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Dutch, 20th century, male.

Born 1938, in Nieuwpoort, Belgium; died 1974, in Gorinchem, committed suicide.

Sculptor.

Minimal Art.

Adriaan Dekkers studied in the design section of the Rotterdam academy of fine arts between 1954 and 1958. From 1960-1963 he taught at the Culemberg technical school. He was represented in several collective exhibitions, among them the Paris Biennale in ...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 1927, in Oakland (California).

Sculptor.

Minimal Art.

Tony Delap executed works reflecting the minimalist trend that arrived on the American art scene during the 1960s. He exhibited in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York.

1966, Five Los Angeles sculptors: Larry Bell, Tony DeLap, David Gray, John McCracken and Kenneth Price...

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American, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1943, in Long Beach (California).

Painter, sculptor.

Minimalism.

John Laddie Dill was the brother of the sculptor Guy Dill. He studied at the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles from 1964 to 1968. On graduating, he started a framing business with his former classmate Chuck Arnoldi before joining Gemini G.E.I. as an apprentice printer. Here he met Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein and Jasper Johns who were to influence his subsequent work. In ...

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Japanese, 20th century, male.

Active from 1955 also active in France.

Born 2 March 1928, in Kyoto.

Painter.

Minimal Art.

Domoto Hisao studied traditional art at the Kyoto Art School until 1949, after which he started exhibiting in Tokyo. In 1952, he went on his first trip to France, Italy and Spain. He exhibited a traditional figurative painting, ...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 4 May 1937, in Houston.

Sculptor, print artist, monotype artist.

Minimal Art.

Mel Edwards studied at the University of Southern California, the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Chouinard Art Institute, Los Angeles. He began teaching at Rutgers University, near New Brunswick (New Jersey), in ...

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British, 20th century, male.

Born 1937, in Sutton (Surrey).

Painter.

Minimal Art.

London Group.

John Epstein studied at the Central School of Arts and Crafts from 1957 to 1960. He was a member of the London Group from 1981. His painting is exclusively monochrome and he often works on trapezoid canvases. Epstein belongs to the movement that explores the painted surface in its own right known as Art Concret or more often as Minimal Art....

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German, 20th century, male.

Born 1940, in Düsseldorf.

Painter, collage artist.

Minimal Art.

Ulrich Erben attended the academy in Hamburg and then studied further in Italy, at Urbino and Venice where he took courses in fresco and other painting. He subsequently returned to Germany, notably Munich and Berlin, taking up a professorship at the academy in Düsseldorf in ...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 1910 or 1913, in Des Moines (Iowa); died 1966, in New York.

Painter, sculptor.

Minimal Art.

Paul Feeley studied at Menlo College in California from 1930 to 1931, and at the Art Students League in New York from 1931 to 1934...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 1 April 1933, in Jamaica (New York); died 29 December 1996, in New York.

Sculptor, installation artist, environmental artist, engraver.

Minimal Art.

Dan Flavin entered the Brooklyn Seminary in order to become a priest. He then trained as a meteorologist with the American army in Korea. He subsequently attended the New College of Social Research, New York, in ...

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American, 20th–21st century, male.

Born 1944, in New York.

Sculptor, draughtsman, photographer, painter, installation.

Land Art, Environmental Art.

Richard Fleischner graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in 1966 and an MFA in 1968, both degrees focusing on sculpture. During the 1970s and 1980s, Fleischner became a leading figure in environmental art....

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 25 September 1947, in Paris.

Painter.

Minimal Art.

Joël Frémiot studied at the École des Beaux-Arts de Bourges, where he teaches drawing. Frémiot's paintings revive the abstract style of American artists like Newman, Reinhart and Ryman. Like them, he regards the painted surface as a blank to fill in, rather than a page on which to write in a language. Using simple and repetitive elements, but showing sensitivity in his use of colour, Frémiot 'brings painting back' to the surface of the canvas, and eschews any psychological, narrative or metaphysical purpose beyond that....