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Sir Richard Long

(1945-), Sculptor and conceptual artist

Sitter in 4 portraits
Born in Bristol, Long graduated from St Martin's School of Art in 1968. His adoption of the landscape as his material/inspiration, has resulted in work based around walks and land-based sculpture. His concerns of time, movement and the environment are recorded through photographs, maps, words and material from the landscape brought into the gallery context. His first solo show was held at the Whitechapel in 1971, he represented Britain at the Venice Biennale in 1976, and won the Turner Prize in 1989.

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Sir Richard Long, by Callum Bibby - NPG x34502

Sir Richard Long

by Callum Bibby
bromide fibre print, 1990
NPG x34502

Sir Richard Long, by Toby Davey - NPG x87247

Sir Richard Long

by Toby Davey
toned bromide fibre print, 24 November 1995
NPG x87247

Sir Richard Long, by Eamonn McCabe - NPG x131771

Sir Richard Long

by Eamonn McCabe
C-type colour print, 2003
NPG x131771

'The British Council 70 Years at the Venice Biennale', by Julian Germain - NPG x132893

'The British Council 70 Years at the Venice Biennale'

by Julian Germain
archival inkjet print, 21 October 2009
NPG x132893

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