Artworks and Artists
Donald Judd
Born in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, 03 June 1928
Died in New York, New York, 12 February 1994
Donald Judd Judd Foundation. Licensed by VAGA, NYC 2004

Donald Judd

Donald Judd studied philosophy and art history at Columbia University and studio art at the Art Students League. He began his career as a painter but turned to making three-dimensional objects because of his distaste for the unavoidable illusionism of painting. In the early ‘60s, Judd was better known as a critic and writer, contributing articles to Arts Magazine, and reviewing art exhibitions for Arts News and Arts International, writing some of the most insightful art criticism of the period. His reputation as an artist was established in 1963 with his exhibition at the Green Gallery, where Untitled (1963-75) was exhibited. By 1964 his designs for wall and floor pieces of precise geometrical forms were being fabricated in metal and coloured plexiglass.