Introduction
Walter Joseph De Maria (October 1, 1935 – July 25, 2013) was an American artist, sculptor, illustrator and composer, who lived and worked in New York City. Walter de Maria's artistic practice is connected with Minimal art, Conceptual art, and Land art of the 1960s. LACMA director Michael Govan said that "I think he's one of the greatest artists of our time." Govan, who worked with De Maria for a number of years, found De Maria's work "singular, sublime and direct."
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Q126506
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Introduction
De Maria worked in genres that came to be called earthworks, Conceptual Art and Minimal art. He studied music and performed as a percussionist in jazz and rock groups in New York in the 1960s, including an early incarnation of the Velvet Underground. Perhaps best known for large-scale outdoor works that often involved simple ideas rendered in grand ways: his Earth Room in New York City, and The Lightning Field in New Mexico are two well-known examples.
Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Painter, Sculptor
Names
Walter De Maria, Walter de Maria, Walter Joseph De Maria
Ulan
500041866
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