Robert Smithson
1938–1973

Introduction

Robert Smithson (January 2, 1938 – July 20, 1973) was an American artist known for sculpture and land art who often used drawing and photography in relation to the spatial arts. His work has been internationally exhibited in galleries and museums and is held in public collections. He was one of the founders of the land art movement whose best known work is the Spiral Jetty (1970).

Wikidata identifier

Q328341

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Country of birth

United States

Roles

Artist, conceptual artist, essayist, painter, photographer, sculptor, writer

ULAN identifier

500015753

Names

Robert Smithson, Robert I. Smithson

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