Richard Long (artist)

Richard Long (artist)

Richard Long (born June 2, 1945) is an English sculptor, photographer and painter, one of the best known British land artists.

Long is the only artist to be shortlisted for the Turner Prize four times, and he is reputed to have refused the prize in 1984. He was nominated in 1984, 1987, 1988 and he then won the award in 1989 for "White Water Line". [ [ Turner Prize History - Richard Long] ]


Long was born in Bristol, and studied art at the West of England College of Art from 1962 to 1965, then graduated from St Martin's School of Art in London in 1968.


Several of his works were based around walks that he has made, and as well as land based natural sculpture, he uses the mediums of photography, text and maps of the landscape he has walked over.

In his work, often cited as a response to the environments he walked in, the landscape would be deliberately changed in some way, as in "A Line Made by Walking" (1967), and sometimes sculptures were made in the landscape from rocks or similar found materials and then photographed. Other pieces consist of photographs or maps of unaltered landscapes accompanied by texts detailing the location and time of the walk it indicates.

His piece "Delabole Slate Circle", acquired from the Tate Modern in 1997, is a central piece in Bristol's main Museum and Art Gallery.

A permanent installation is on view in the main lobby of Hearst Tower (New York City) entitled "Riverlines". Completed during the summer of 2006 and the biggest wall work he had ever made - about 35 x 50 feet (11 x 15 meters). [ [ Richard Long newsletter] No. 50 - 7 September 2006]

Recent exhibits

* 7 September - 7 October, 2006 "1 + 1 = 2" with Roger Ackling at Von Lintel Gallery, New York []
* 21 May - 1 October 2006 at Lismore Castle, Lismore (Ireland) [ from the Richard Long newsletter]
*January 21 - April 25, 2006 "The Path Is the Place Is the Line" [ SFMoMA]

References and external links

:* [] Official website:* [ Richard Long] at* [ Exhibited and represented by GRIFFIN] :* [ Richard Long, Jivya Soma Mashe, an encounter in India] :* [ "In the studio: Richard Long", Daily Telegraph] :* [ Richard Long at Haunch Of Venison]

*Mel Gooding and William Furlong: "Artists, Land, Nature". New York: Abrams, 2002. ISBN-13 9780810941892, ISBN 0810941899 (covers Long in context with Hermann de Vries, Nikolaus Lang, Chris Drury (artist) and Guiseppe Penone)

ee also

* Land art
* Environmental art
* Environmental sculpture

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