Donald Judd

1928 - 1994

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Donald Clarence Judd (June 3, 1928 – February 12, 1994) was an American artist associated with minimalism (a term he nonetheless stridently disavowed). In his work, Judd sought autonomy and clarity for the constructed object and the space created by it, ultimately achieving a rigorously democratic presentation without compositional hierarchy. He is generally considered the leading international exponent of "minimalism," and its most important theoretician through such writings as "Specific Objects" (1964). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Donald Judd has received more than 639,801 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Donald Judd is the 658th most popular painter (down from 632nd in 2019), the 2,219th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,967th in 2019) and the 27th most popular American Painter.

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Among painters, Donald Judd ranks 658 out of 1,428Before him are John Martin, Hans Hartung, David Roberts, Michael Ancher, Francesco Solimena, and Jens Juel. After him are Albert Bierstadt, Fernand Cormon, Nicolaes Pieterszoon Berchem, Palma il Giovane, Frans Masereel, and Frans Hogenberg.

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Among people born in 1928, Donald Judd ranks 138Before him are Fidel Ramos, Adrian Frutiger, Humberto Maturana, Paul Elvstrøm, Jo Schlesser, and Sisavath Keobounphanh. After him are Laurence Harvey, Emilio Caprile, Ann Morgan Guilbert, László Budai, Djivan Gasparyan, and Eddie Fisher. Among people deceased in 1994, Donald Judd ranks 86Before him are Jérôme Lejeune, Andrés Escobar, Jean Borotra, John Candy, Nikolai Ogarkov, and Juan Carlos Onetti. After him are Woody Strode, Alain Cuny, Joe Pass, Golo Mann, Howard Martin Temin, and Álvaro del Portillo.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Donald Judd ranks 2,219 out of 15,968Before him are Matt Dillon (1964), Joel Silver (1952), Margaret Sanger (1879), Chester Barnard (1886), Kim Carnes (1945), and Langston Hughes (1902). After him are Mariah Carey (1969), Jason Bateman (1969), Tony Levin (1946), Shannen Doherty (1971), Paul Cohen (1934), and Gia Carangi (1960).

Among PAINTERS In United States

Among painters born in United States, Donald Judd ranks 27Before him are Frank Stella (1936), Andrew Wyeth (1917), Thomas Eakins (1844), Lee Krasner (1908), Carl Andre (1935), and Bruce Nauman (1941). After him are Dorothea Tanning (1910), Cindy Sherman (1954), Will Sampson (1933), Benjamin West (1738), George Segal (1924), and James Rosenquist (1933).