Richard Long  (British, 1945) 

Painter and sculptor Richard Long (British, b.1945) is regarded as one of Britain’s most prominent Land artists, known for his permanent and transient works in several mediums, which address the complex relationship between humans and nature. Long was born in Bristol, and studied at the West of England School of Art and St. Martin’s School of Art in London. Employing natural materials—ranging from water, rocks, and mud in a variety of mediums, such as sculpture, installation, text, and paintings—Long creates works that trace his movement, largely walking on foot, through different landscapes in England, Scotland, and the western United States.

Throughout his works, walking becomes a documented art form, through which he can explore the transience of time, distance, and place, seen in both the physical landscape as well as art forms. Long has exhibited his work at the Museum of Modern Art in Oxford, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among many other institutions. He has created several public works on commission, including pieces for the Hearst Building in New York and at Houghton Hall in Norfolk. In 1989, he was awarded the Turner Prize. Long currently lives and works in Bristol.

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Richard Long, Untitled


Richard Long

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Richard Long, Winter Solstice Circle


Richard Long
Winter Solstice Circle

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Richard Long, Untitled


Richard Long

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Richard Long, Untitled


Richard Long

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Richard Long, Untitled


Richard Long

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Richard Long, Untitled


Richard Long

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Richard Long, Flint Cross (Installation view)


Richard Long
Flint Cross (Installation view)

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Richard Long, Rock Drawings 1


Richard Long
Rock Drawings 1
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Richard Long, Fossil Line


Richard Long
Fossil Line

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Richard Long, Four Stones (in 4 parts)


Richard Long
Four Stones (in 4 parts), 1977


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Richard Long, Ohne Titel (Torre Pellice)


Richard Long
Ohne Titel (Torre Pellice), 1994
color soil w/pencil on paper


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Richard Long, Two Sahara Works (portfolio of 2 w/title)


Richard Long
Two Sahara Works (portfolio of 2 w/title), 1988
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1945   Born in Bristol, England
1962 - 1965   West of England College of Art, Bristol, UK
1966 - 1968   St Martin's School of Art, London, UK
1988   Kunstpreis Aachen. Neue Galerie-Sammlung, Ludwig Aachen
1989   Turner Prize, Tate Gallery - Patrons of New Art, London, UK
1990   Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, French Ministry of Culture, Paris
1995   Wilhelm Lehmbruck Prize, Germany
2009   Praemium Imperiale, Japan
  Lives and works in Bristol, UK
2011   Berlin Circle, Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin
2010   Brave New World, MUDAM, Luxembourg
2010   National Gallery of South Africa, Cape Town
2009   1968. Die große Unschuld, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany (group)
2009   Heaven and Earth, Tate Britain, London (solo)
2008   Musée d\'Art Moderne et d\'Art Contemporain, Nice
2007   Walking and Marking, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, UK (solo)
2007   Turner Prize: A Retrospective 1984 – 2006, Tate Britain, London, UK and tour
2006   The Path is the Place is the Line, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA (solo)
2005   Open Systems: Rethinking Art c.1970, Tate Modern, London
2004   Richard Long, Jivya S. Mashe, Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
2004   Richard Long: The Human Touch – O Toque Humano, Galeria Mário Sequeira, Braga, Portugal (solo)
2003   Richard Long, Hand Made, Galleria Lorcan O’Neill, Roma, Italy (solo)
2002   Richard Long, James Cohan Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
2002   Griffin Contemporary, Venice, CA
2002   Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
2002   Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt, Germany
2002   Tate St. Ives, St. Ives, Great Brittain
2001   Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kleve, Germany
2001   Richard Long, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris (solo)
2000   Museo du Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Palazzo Delle Albere, Trento, Italy (solo)
2000   Griffin Contemporary, Venice, CA
2000   Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London, England
2000   Public Art Fund Projects at Seagram Plaza, Doris C. Freedman Plaza and subway trains, New York, NY
2000   Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain
1999   Richard Long, Kunstverein and Orangerie Hannover
1998   Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery Bristol, England
1997   Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum Duisburg, Germany
1997   Benesse Museum of Contemporary Art, Naoshima, Japan (solo)
1996   The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan (solo)
1996   Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, USA (solo)
1996   Richard Long: Sangyo Suigyo, The National of Modern Art Kyoto
1995   Daniel Weinberg Gallery, San Francisco, USA (solo)
1990   The Tate Gallery (new installation) London
1986   The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum NY
1985   Acquisitions 1984-1985, Fonds Regional d'Art Contemporain de Bourgogne, Dijon, France
1984   Legendes, CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain Bordeaux, France
1984   Primitivism in 20th Century Art: An Affinity of the Tribal and the Modern, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
1983   Photography of Contemporary Art, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
1979   Works from the Modern Collection, TateGallery, London, UK
1972   Projects, Museum of Modern Art NY