Donald Judd (American, 1928-1994) was an influential sculptor, designer, furniture-maker, and art critic. Before he moved to New York to attend the Art Students League, Judd lived in a variety of locations around the United States and served in the army. While in New York, he also took classes in philosophy and art history at Columbia University, which led to a life-long intellectual engagement with his art.

In the 1960s, Judd moved permanently away from two-dimensional artworks to create solely three-dimensional specific objects, focusing on the nature of their material and how they interacted with their surroundings. To gain complete control over his artworks'' surroundings, Judd purchased houses at 101 Spring Street, New York City, in 1968, and in Marfa, Texas. In these spaces in 1973, he was able to design all furniture and art installations. He lived in Marfa until in death in 1994.

Timeline

1928
Born in Excelsior Springs, USA
1948–1949
College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, USA
1947–1953
Art Students League, New York
1949–1953
Columbia University, New York, B.S. in Philosophy
1957–1963
Columbia University, New York, M.F.A. in Art History
1959–1965
Critic for Arts Magazine
1965
Grant from the Swedish Institute to travel in Sweden
1987
Skowhegan Medal for Sculpture
1994
Died in New York

Exhibitions

2012
Working Papers: Donald Judd Drawings, 1963-93 - Sprüth Magers London, England
2012
Donald Judd: Cadmium Red - Craig F. Starr Gallery, New York, USA
2011
Donald Judd / Sol LeWitt - Annemarie Verna Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
2011
Donald Judd - David Zwirner, Inc., New York, USA
2009
La Pintura y sus Alrededores, Galerie naechst St. Stephan, Vienna, Austria
2008
Between the Lines, Stephane Simoens, Knokke, Belgium
2006
JGM.Galerie, Paris, France, Minimalisme: sculptures et meubles
2004
Donald Judd, Tate Modern, London, England (traveled: Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland)
Donald Judd, Annemarie Verna Galerie, Zürich, Switzerland
Design‚ Art, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York, USA
Donald Judd: Plywood, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, USA
2003
Flavin, Andre, Judd, National Gallery of Canada, Halifax, Canada
Sculpture, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA
Hand-made Minimal, Peter Freeman Inc., New York, USA
Donald Judd - Furniture, Drawings, Prints, Gallery Yamaguchi, Osaka, Japan
2002
Donald Judd: Der ganze Raum - Das Frühwerk 1955-1968, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany
Donald Judd, Pace Wildenstein Gallery, New York, USA