Donald Judd

1928 - 1994 · United States

Artist biography

Donald Judd was an artist, who was born and brought up in the United States. Donald Judd was born in 1928 and died in 1994. Born in the same country and around the same year are Sol LeWitt, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and Dan Flavin.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Donald Judd's work is available on display in several galleries listed on Artland. The galleries exhibiting Donald Judd's work include Sims Reed Gallery, Inigo Philbrick, as well as David Zwirner | London in the United Kingdom. Donald Judd's work are currently exhibiting at Gagosian | 522 West 21st Street in New York with the exhibition Artwork: 1980 (12 March 2020 - 11 April 2020). Donald Judd's work has also been exhibited at other exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Jellyfish (30 January 2020 - 12 March 2020) at Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles and Color and form (28 October 2019 - 17 December 2019) at Mignoni in New York. Donald Judd's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called CROSSROADS: KAUFFMAN, JUDD AND MORRIS and took place at Sprüth Magers | London in the United Kingdom from the 19 January 2018 to 31 March 2018.

One of Donald Judd's work is curently for sale on Artland.

Donald Judd in private collections

It is the collector Wellsyke, who is in possession of art by Donald Judd at Artland. Wellsyke also has works by other artists including Farhad Farzali, Liam Fallon, and Douglas Mandry.

Historical Context of United States

The US, in particular New York city, remains as a focal point that has played a significant role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The idea of New York as a new cosmopolitan and highly powerful art hub emerged in the post war era, and the city succeeded in asserting its supremacy over Paris, which used to be regarded as the most powerful international art capital. The authority of the political and economic institutions of the United States in the modern era has granted the country with a powerful influence on the visual culture of the world. Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, are influential art movements that blossomed in the US. These very movements also echoed into a multitude of variations, such as diverse forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast variants of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally distinguished U.S artists of the contemporary period age include Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Donald Judd, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Julian Schnabel, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.

Further Biographical Context for Donald Judd

Born in 1928, Donald Judd's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1950s. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of international attention, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many important artists to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a substantial pooling of talent and ideas. Important Europeans that came to New York and provided inspiration for American artists included Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann, who between them set the grounds for much of the United States’ explosive cultural growth in the subsequent decades. Influential artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, though necessary reassessment of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Donald Judd

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 20

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