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Donald Judd (June 3, 1928 – February 12, 1994) was an American artist. He worked with minimalism.[1][2] In his work, Judd worked with autonomy and space that objects created by it. He was also known for his works alongside sculptor Robert Morris.

When the National Endowment for the Arts supported his work, Northern Kentucky University hired Judd to build his notable 9 feet (2.7 m) aluminium sculpture that was opened in the middle of the school's campus in 1976.[3] Another commission, Untitled (1984), a three-part sculpture out of concrete with steel reinforcements, was installed at Laumeier Sculpture Park.[4]

Judd was born in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, but raised in Marfa, Texas. He studied at College of William and Mary, Columbia University School of General Studies and at the Art Students League of New York. Judd died on February 12, 1994 in Manhattan, New York from non-Hodgkin lymphoma at the age of 65.

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  1. Chilvers, Ian & Glaves-Smith, John eds., Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. p. 350
  2. Tate Modern website "Tate Modern Past Exhibitions Donald Judd". Retrieved on February 19, 2009.
  3. Amy Ehrnreiter (September 18, 2007), ‘Gray box’ maintains mystery The Northerner.
  4. Donald Judd Archived November 25, 2010, at the Wayback Machine Laumeier Sculpture Park, St Louis.