Donald Judd's Biography
Donald Judd was an American artist, sculptor and furniture designer, who was a major figure in the Minimalism movement in art. Born on June 3rd, 1928 in New York City, Judd studied at Columbia University and later the Art Students League of New York. He began to produce his minimalist work in the 1960s, creating sculptures and objects consisting of simple geometric shapes, often made of industrial materials such as metal, concrete, and plywood. His works are characterized by a focus on form and space, as well as an emphasis on the autonomy of art and the rejection of traditional aesthetic conventions. His work has been exhibited widely all over the world, including at the Museum Ludwig in Cologne and the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein with Hilti Art Foundation in Vaduz. He passed away on February 12th, 1994 in New York City.