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Modern Artists in Post-Minimalism

Below are biographies and analysis of the work of the artists central to the Post-Minimalism movement. Read more about the movement on the Post-Minimalism Overview page.

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Post-Minimalism: 9 of 355 Total Artists

American Sculptor and Conceptual Artist

Movements and Styles: Earth Art, Post-Minimalism, Conceptual Art

Born: October 1, 1935 - Albany, CA

Died: July 25, 2013 - Los Angeles, CA

Walter de Maria is an American sculptor, composer, and multi-media artist whose best known work is The Lightning Field (1977), consisting of 400 lightning rods situated on a field in New Mexico.


German-American Sculptor

Movements and Styles: Minimalism, Feminist Art

Born: January 11, 1936 - Hamburg, Germany

Died: May 29, 1970 - New York, New York

Eva Hesse was a major New York artist whose sculpture, assemblage, and installation brought issues of feminism and the body into Minimalism's formal vocabulary. She is heralded as one of the quintessential Post-Minimalist artists.


American Land and Enviromental Artist

Movements and Styles: Land Art, Environmental Art

Born: November 4, 1944 - Berkeley, California

Michael Heizer is an American artist who specializes in Land art installations and environments. Heizer's most celebrated pieces rely on the alteration but ultimate preservation of the natural landscape, such as Double Negative (1969), in which Heizer cut a 1500-foot long trench into a mesa in the Nevada desert.


British-Indian Sculptor, Painter, and Installation Artist

Movements and Styles: Post-Minimalism, Neo-Expressionism, Installation Art

Born: 1954 - Mumbai, India

Anish Kapoor is a leading contemporary sculptor and conceptual artist whose work is characterized by its simple and organic forms, that are both earthly and ethereal - such as Cloud Gate in Chicago's Millenium Park.


Japanese Painter and Conceptual Artist

Movements and Styles: Conceptual Art, Process Art, Post-Minimalism

Born: December 24, 1932 - Kariya, Japan

Died: July 10, 2014 - New York, NY

On Kawara was a contemporary Japanese-American artist that gained wide acclaim for his conceptual and meticulously executed series of works - the near-daily creation of which he maintained for many decades.


American Architect and Sculptor

Movements and Styles: Minimalism, Earth Art

Born: October 5, 1959 - Athens, Ohio

Maya Lin is a Chinese-American sculptor, landscape artist and installation artist. Lin grew to fame for designing the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C., a commission she won at the age of 21 and while still an undergraduate student. She went on to have a prominent career in public sculture and Land art.


British Sculptor and Land Artist

Movements and Styles: Land Art, Conceptual Art, Post-Minimalism

Born: June 2, 1945 - Bristol, England

Much of Richard Long's work is considered a response to the natural environments he enters, incorporating mixed-media and various non-art elements such as landscape, rock, maps, and text.


American Sculptor and Video Artist

Movements and Styles: Minimalism, Post-Minimalism, Video Art

Born: November 2, 1938 - San Francisco, California

Richard Serra is an American Process and Minimalist artist. His sculptures have ranged from hurled drips of molten lead to gigantic steel pieces installed in public places.


American Sculptor and Writer

Movements and Styles: Land Art, Post-Minimalism

Born: January 2, 1938 - Passaic, New Jersey

Died: July 20, 1973 - Amarillo, Texas

Robert Smithson was an American artist best known for his innovations in Land and Earth Art. Smithson's large-scale projects employed earth and other natural resources to construct works that both manipulated and preserved the natural landscape. His most famous work is Spiral Jetty in Utah, constructed entirely from basalt, earth and salt.

Post-Minimalism: 9 of 355 Total Artists

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