Born 1945, Bristol.
Richard Long studied at Bristol School of Art from 1962-66 and then at St Martin's School of Art in London from 1966-68. He was one of a number of St Martin's graduates including Gilbert and George and Hamish Fulton who redefined sculpture as experience of being in a particular environment.
Richard Long used both the experience of walking and its documentation in his work. He uses natural materials such as slate and mud to bring the essence of the landscape into a gallery environment.
Richard Long had solo exhibitions at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in London in 1971 and the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1972. He represented Britain at the Venice Biennale of 1976 and won the Turner Prize at the Tate Gallery in 1989. He had a solo exhibition at the Mead Gallery in 1992.
His work is in the collections of the Tate Gallery and the Arts Council in London and in Bristol City Art Gallery where he continues to live and work.
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