RICHARD LONG Biography - Other artists & entretainers


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Richard Long (born June 2, 1945) is a British sculptor, photographer and painter, one of the best known British land artists.


Long was born in Bristol, and studied art first there, and later at St Martin’s School of Art in London.


Several of his works are based around walks that he has made, and often consist of photographs or maps of the landscape he has walked over. Sometimes the landscape would be deliberately changed in some way, as in A Line Made by Walking (1967), and sometimes sculptures were made in the landscape from rocks or similar found materials and then photographed. Other pieces consist of photographs or maps of unaltered landscapes accompanied by texts detailing the location and time of the walk it indicates.


Long won the Turner Prize in 1989.