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Land art is a tendency in contemporary art, using the setting and materials of nature (wood, earth, stones, sand, rock, etc.). Most often, the works are outside, exposed to the elements and subject to natural erosion; therefore, some have disappeared and leave behind only photographs and videos.

LAND ARTISTS
THE PIONEERS

Robert Smithson

American artist, born in New Jersey, 1938-1973
Died in a plane crash

Spiral Jetty 1970 Rozel Point in the state of Utah


Richard Long

British artist, born in 1945 in Bristol, England


Dennis Oppenheim

American artist born in Electric City, Washington, in 1938
Contemporary artist land art and body art 
Exhibited 3 times at the Venice Biennial




Nil Udo

German artist born in Lauf in Bavaria in 1937


Andy Goldworthy

British artist, born in Cheshire in 1956
Exhibited at the Venice Biennial



Michael Heizer

American artist, born in Berkeley, California in 1944
Specializes in large-scale sculptures


Walter de Maria

American artist, born in 1935 in Albany, California

The Lightning Field, 400 steel masts in New Mexico


Patrick T. Dougherty

American artist


James Turrell

American artist, born in 1945 in Los Angeles
Works with light


Cristo and Jeanne-Claude

Cristo: Bulgarian-American artist born in 1935 in Bulgaria 
Jeanne-Claude: French-American artist born in Casablanca, Morocco
They met in Paris in 1958.
Their son Cyrill, born in 1960, would later become a poet
They were both born June 13, 1935
Jeanne-Claude died in November 2009


Roy Staab

American artist, Wisconsin, works often in and with water


Andres Amador

American artist, works on beaches

Credit search: Jérémie Boudreault
Source: Land Art Info / directory of Land Art and In Situ Art / Internet