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Stone Line
© Richard Long. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2021. Photo credit: British Council Collection

Stone Line 1979

Richard Long (b.1945)

British Council Collection

Sculptor, born in Bristol, where he continued to live. He studied at the local School of Art, 1962–6, then at St Martin’s School of Art, 1966–8. Long was not a conventional sculptor making gallery objects but adopted landscape as his material. He went on a series of walks, including Ireland, the Himalayas and the Rio Grande, and recovered his impressions of them and identification with an area in photographs, maps and words.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)


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