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Famous Land Art Artists

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List of famous land art artists, with images, bios, and information about their notable works. All the greatest artists associated with the land art movement are included here, along with clickable names for more details on that particular painter or sculptor. These notable land art period artists are organized alphabetically, but you may sort this information by clicking any column. Every well-known or influential figure in this movement is listed below. Use this list to make one just like it, then re-rank it to fit your opinion. This list includes James Turrell, Richard Long and more. (21 items)


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    Andy Goldsworthy
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    Andy Goldsworthy, OBE is a British sculptor, photographer and environmentalist producing site-specific sculpture and land art situated in natural and urban settings. He lives and works in Scotland.more

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    • Artworks: Roof, Faultline, Ice left by the tide/Stacked and frozen/Worked quickly before the tide, Wet feathers/Wrapped around a stone/Before the incoming tide, Carrick
    • Birthplace: England, Cheshire
    • Associated periods or movements: Contemporary art, Land art
    • Nationality: United Kingdom, England
    • Art Forms: Sculpture
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    Richard Long
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    Richard Long RA CBE is an English sculptor and one of the best known British land artists. Long is the only artist to be shortlisted for the Turner Prize four times. He was nominated in 1984, 1987, 1988 and he then won the award in 1989 for White Water Line. He currently lives and works in Bristol.more

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    • Artworks: Chalk Circle, White Water Line, Small White Pebble Circles, Red Walk, Chalk Line, + more
    • Birthplace: Bristol, United Kingdom
    • Associated periods or movements: Contemporary art, Land art
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    David Nash, OBE RA is a British sculptor based in Blaenau Ffestiniog. Nash has worked worldwide with wood, trees and the natural environment.more

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    • Artworks: Nine Cracked Balls, Ash Dome, Rip Cut Column, Seventy One Steps, Trunk and Butt, + more
    • Birthplace: Esher, United Kingdom
    • Associated periods or movements: Land art
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
    • Art Forms: Sculpture
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    Robert Smithson was an American artist famous for his use of photography in relation to sculpture and land art.more

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    • Artworks: Spiral Jetty, Nonsite (Essen Soil and Mirrors), Corner Mirror with Coral, Chalk-Mirror Displacement, Mirror Stratum
    • Birthplace: Passaic, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Land art
    • Nationality: United States of America
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    James Turrell
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    James Turrell is an American artist primarily concerned with light and space. Turrell was a MacArthur Fellow in 1984. Turrell is best known for his work in progress, Roden Crater, a natural cinder cone crater located outside Flagstaff, Arizona that he is turning into a massive naked-eye observatory.more

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    • Artworks: Untitled, Stuck Red/Stuck Blue, Nada, A Frontal Passage
    • Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Land art
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Installation art
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    Michael Heizer
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    Michael Heizer is a contemporary artist specializing in large-scale sculptures and earth art. He currently lives and works in Hiko, Nevada.more

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    • Artworks: City, Double Negative
    • Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Land art
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Sculpture
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    John Pfahl is an American photographer.more

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    • Artworks: Bagel Pile, from the series Altered Landscapes, Big Dipper, from the series Altered Landscapes
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Land art
    • Nationality: United States of America
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    • Associated periods or movements: Land art
    • Nationality: Poland
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    Richard Shilling

    Richard Shilling is a British artist working in the field of land art and sculpture in the North West of England. He is currently artist in residence at Beacon Fell Country Park, Lancashire and at the Middlewood Trust, Roeburndale.more

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    • Birthplace: Lancaster, United Kingdom
    • Associated periods or movements: Land art
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
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    Artist Betty Beaumont lives and works in New York City, New York. Beaumont is now a U. S. Citizen. She works in the field of environmental art, creating installations out of waste products.more

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    • Associated periods or movements: Land art
    • Nationality: Canada, United States of America
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    Lucien den Arend
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    Lucien Armand Marco den Arend is a geometric abstract sculptor. As is the case with concrete art, his work is not modeled after any existing object – his sculpture represents only itself. Most of his sculptures and Land art projects were made as public art.more

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    • Birthplace: Dordrecht, Netherlands
    • Associated periods or movements: Land art
    • Nationality: Netherlands
    • Art Forms: Sculpture
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    Nils-Udo

    Nils-Udo is a Bavarian artist who has been creating environmental art since the 1960s when he moved away from painting and the studio and began to work with, and in, nature. Perhaps the best known example of his work for the general public is the cover design for Peter Gabriel's OVO.more

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    • Birthplace: Lauf, Germany
    • Associated periods or movements: Land art
    • Nationality: Germany
    • Art Forms: Sculpture
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    Junichi Kakizaki is a floral designer. He exhibits regularly both in Japan and internationally. Since 2006, he has mainly worked on stage decorations.more

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    • Birthplace: Nagano, Japan
    • Associated periods or movements: Land art
    • Nationality: Japan
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    Dalziel + Scullion

    Dalziel + Scullion are Scottish based artists Matthew Dalziel and Louise Scullion who have worked in collaboration since 1993; their studio creates artworks in photography, video, sound and sculpture that explore new artistic languages surrounding the subject of ecology. Dalziel + Scullion regularly ...more

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    • Birthplace: Scotland
    • Associated periods or movements: Land art
    • Nationality: Scotland
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Photography
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    Alan Sonfist is a New York City based American artist most often associated with the Land or Earth Art movement. He is best known for his "Time Landscape" found on the corner of West Houston Street and LaGuardia Place in New York City's Greenwich Village. Proposed in 1965, "Time Landscape" the ...more

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    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Land art
    • Nationality: United States of America
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    Jim Denevan

    Jim Denevan is an American chef and artist who creates temporary land art. He works with natural materials to create massive scale drawings in sand, ice, and soil. His sculptures are not placed in the landscape, rather, the landscape is the means of their creation. Often aerial photography or video is ...more

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    • Birthplace: Santa Cruz, California, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Land art
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Sculpture
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    Harvey Fite was a pioneering American sculptor, painter and earth artist best known for his monumental land sculpture Opus 40. A teacher, innovator and Woodstock artist of many talents, he was primarily a sculptor of wood and stone. Fite is also known for founding the Fine Arts Division at Bard College ...more

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    • Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Land art
    • Nationality: United States of America
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    John K. Melvin
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    • Associated periods or movements: Land art
    • Nationality: United States of America
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    Gabriella Porpora

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    Gabriella Porpora
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    Gabriella Porpora is willing to continue her artwork in the steps of Avant-garde art movements, in artworks that are experimental or innovative, pushing the boundaries of what is accepted as the norm or the status quo. Italian painter born in Roma, Italy, to a Roman mother and a Napolitan father. She ...more

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    • Birthplace: Rome, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: Land art
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Robert Cannon

    Robert Cannon is an American sculptor. He holds a BA with distinction from Yale University. While attending Yale, Cannon studied under the American Sculptor Alice Aycock.more

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    • Birthplace: United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Land art
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