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American, 20th century, male.

Born 3 June 1928, in Excelsior Springs (Missouri); died 12 February 1994, in New York.

Painter, sculptor.

Minimal Art.

Donald Judd served one year in the US army in Korea before attending the Art Students League in New York. At the same time, he studied philosophy at Columbia University where he would return, 10 years into his art career, in the early 1960s to attend Meyer Shapiro’s art history course. Judd worked as an art critic from 1959 to 1965. He was an instructor at the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences from 1962 to 1964; was Visiting Artist at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, in 1966; and in 1967 taught sculpture at Yale University in New Haven. He operated from New York, then Marfa (Texas). In 1993, he received the Rembrandt award in Amsterdam....

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Native American (Inupiaq/Athabascan), 21st century, female.

Born 1969, in Bethal (Alaska).

Painter, sculptor, draughtsman, installation artist.

Inupiaq/Athabascan artist Sonya Kelliher-Combs holds a BFA from the University of Alaska–Fairbanks (1998) and an MFA from Arizona State University (1992). In 2007 she was awarded an Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art. Her work is included in the collections of the Anchorage Museum, Alaska State Museum, University of Alaska Museum of the North and Eiteljorg Museum....

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Irish, 20th century, male.

Born 1942, in Dublin.

Sculptor, painter.

Minimal Art.

Brian King studied at the National College of Art in Dublin. King's work can be described as minimal abstract.

1965, Irish Living Art exhibition (Carroll Prize)

1969, Paris Biennale (awarded a bursary)

1973...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 24 December 1929, in Dobbs Ferry (New York).

Sculptor.

Minimal Art.

Lyman Kipp studied in the early 1950s at the Pratt Institute in New York and then the Cranbrook Academy at Bloomfield Hills. In large sculptures made up with ultra-simple volumes evolved from Minimal Art aesthetics, he has focused on the complexities of colour in sculpture. His deliberately austere works achieve great poise....

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Dutch, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1963, in Amsterdam.

Sculptor, installation artist.

Minimal Art.

Krijn de Koning first trained in the department of audiovisual design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam (1983 to 1988) then at the Ateliers 63, Haarlem (1988 to ...

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Dutch, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1948, in The Hague.

Painter.

Minimal Art.

Having initially studied at the Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten in 1967, and a private academy in The Hague in 1968, Rob van Koningsbruggen went on to train at Ateliers 63, Haarlem. He lives and works in Amsterdam....

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Austrian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born c. 1950, in Röthis/Vorarlberg.

Sculptor of assemblages.

Minimal Art.

Willi Kopf creates large chipboard parallelepipeds made up of smaller ones. The edges of the planks with their varied constituent materials and the rhythm of their random yet minutely detailed assembly, form a sort of mosaic of rectangles. He lives and works in Vienna. He featured in ...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 1938, in Kansas City (Missouri).

Sculptor, draughtsman.

Minimal Art.

Rockne Krebs trained in sculpture at the University of Kansas. Although not a painter, he is fascinated with the idea of colour and has created sculptural work entirely made of light and colour which led to development of 'laser sculpture'. In ...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 1939, in Plainfield (New Jersey).

Sculptor, painter.

Minimal Art.

Gary Kuehn's radical simplification of form places him in the mainstream of Minimal Art. His constructions use a diverse range of materials including steel, wood and fibreglass. Kuehn's work has featured in a number of group exhibitions: ...

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Japanese, 20th century, male.

Active in the USA from 1958.

Born 4 March 1932, in Nagoya (Aichi Prefecture).

Painter, installation artist, environmental artist.

Minimal Art.

After graduating from Tokyo fine arts univesity, Tadaaki Kuwayama settled in New York. He initially painted Abstracts in a style based on a deliberately ‘anti-spiritual’ attitude designed to make the work foreign to the artist’s spirit. Subsequently he created installations and environments, making geometric spatial constructions out of small aluminium modules, as in ...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 1941, in Hammond (Indiana).

Painter (mixed media).

Terence David La Noue's sensual, 'materialist' output is conceived as a reaction to the asceticism of Conceptual Art and Abstract Minimalism. Some his early expressive motifs show the influence of Arte Povera. The surfaces of his works are sumptuous and heavily laden with a variety of media, in successive layers of materials: latex, fibres, metallic powder and paint evoke a sense of topography and geology, the soil and landscape....

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British, 20th century, male.

Born 1936, in Newcastle. Died 23 November 2011 in Black Isle, Scotland.

Sculptor.

Minimal art.

Gerald Laing studied initially at St Martin's School of Art, from 1960 to 1964, and subsequently at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He exhibited at the Paris Biennale ...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 1925, in Eddyville (Iowa).

Sculptor.

Minimal Art.

Leroy Lamis taught at the University of Terre Haute (Indiana) from 1960 to 1972. He has exhibited publicly since 1952, and has held one-man shows in New York since 1966. His work was the subject of an exhibition at the Indiana Museum of Art in ...

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British, 20th century, male.

Painter.

Minimal Art.

Alex Landrum's work featured in a group exhibition at the Lisson Gallery in London in 1992. His abstract compositions use industrial paints on wooden panels or the façades of high-rise tower blocks, which are subsequently photographed by the artist....

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American, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 6 January 1948, in Philadelphia.

Painter. Figures, flowers, animals.

Lois Lane lives and works in New York. His paintings are influenced by Minimalism, but are distinguished by their complex, highly evolved imagery, in which diverse figurative elements are mixed in a manner reminiscent of collage. His work has featured in a number of group exhibitions: ...

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British, 20th century, male.

Born 1934, in Brentford (Middlesex); died 2004.

Painter, sculptor.

Minimal Art.

Bob Law was largely self-taught, and began painting in 1955. He moved to St Ives in 1957 and continued to be associated with St Ives all his life, although he also spent a long period in London. His Minimalist canvases are characterised by their modest, human scale and subtle use of black, often alternating with uniform layers of purple and blue. Law sees the canvases as an aid to meditation and contemplation, acknowledging the metaphysical content of his coloured planes. Bob Law's work featured in the exhibition ...

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Belgian, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 1946, in Roulers.

Painter.

Minimal Art.

Having studied visual arts in Bruges, Lut Lenoir creates monochrome paintings broken up by a few coloured lines.

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Belgian, 20th century, male.

Born 1936, in Stavelot.

Painter, sculptor.

Minimal Art, Conceptual Art.

Michel Lentz studied at the academy of fine arts in Liège before spending six years in Colombia teaching at the University of Tolima. He returned to teach at the University of Liège. His own minimalist sculpture is dictated by a quest for form and order....

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Canadian, 20th century, male.

Born 1939, in Montreal.

Sculptor.

Hugh Leroy's first pieces were abstract, but he moved on between 1967 and 1970 to explore aspects of minimalist art. Later he centred his production on spatial relationships.

Work by Leroy featured in the 1967 Universal Exhibition...

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American, 20th century, male.

Active in Italy.

Born 9 September 1928, in Hartford (Connecticut); died 8 April 2007, in New York.

Painter (gouache), installation artist, sculptor, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator. Artists’ books.

Conceptual Art, Minimal Art.

From 1945 to 1949 Sol LeWitt was a student at the University of Syracuse, New York. In 1951–1952 he did military service in Japan and Korea. By 1953 he was studying in New York at Cartoons Illustrators, which later became the School of Visual Arts. He worked for the magazine ...