Sprüth Magers Berlin London
Lived and worked in New York and Marfa, U.S.A.

1928 Born in Excelsior Springs, Missouri

1948 moves to New York

1949 moves to Williamsburg, Virginia

1949 moves back to New York

1972–94 lives and workes in Marfa, Texas

1979 Begins the construction of The Chinati Foundation/La Fundacion Chinati, Marfa

1986 Opening of The Chinati Foundation/La Fundacion Chinati (mainly works of Judd, Chamberlain, and Flavin)

1988 Begins operation of El Taller Chihuahuense, a factory for sculpture in Marfa

1990 Establishes a studio in Cologne

1991 Founds the publishing company Der Zweite Pfeil (with Marianne Stockebrand)

1994 Died in New York

Official site of The Judd Foundation
The Chinati Foundation


1948–53 The Art Students League, New York (art classes)

1948–49 The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia

1949–53 Columbia University, New York (philosophy)

1953 B.S. in Philosophy, "cum laude", Columbia University, New York

1957 Graduate studies in Art history, Columbia University, New York (classes of Rudolf Wittkower and Meyer Shapiro)

1962 Masters of Fine Arts, Columbia University, New York


1960 Art-critic for Art International

1960–65 Contributing editor for Arts Magazine

1959 Art-critic for ARTnews


Since 1983 lecturing at various universities across the Untied States, Europe and Asia on art and architecture

1976 Baldwin Professor, Oberlin College, Oberlin Ohio

1967 Teacher for Sculpture, Yale University, New Haven

1966 Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Haven

1962-64 Instructor at the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, New York

Awards, Grants, and Fellowships

1993 Sikkens Award, Sassenheim

1993 Preis der Stankowski Stiftung, Stuttgart

1992 Elected a member of the Littlefield Society, University of Texas, Austin

1992 Elected a member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm

1991 Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation Award

1987 Brandeis University Medal for Sculpture, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts

1987 Skowhegan Medal for Sculpture, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Mayne, Canada

1976 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

1968 Guggenheim Fellowship, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation  

1966 Visiting artist at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire

1965 Travel grant, Swedish Institute New York