Walter De Maria

(b. 1935)

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(b Albany, Calif., 1 Oct. 1935).

American sculptor and experimental artist. He was one of the earliest exponents of Minimal art, producing examples of the type c.1960, before the term was current, and he was also a pioneer of Land art. Some of his work can also be regarded as Conceptual art, as for example Mile Long Drawing of 1968, two parallel chalk lines 12 ft (3.5 m) apart in the Mojave Desert.

Subjects: Art.

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