Michael Heizer
1944–

Introduction

Michael Heizer (born 1944) is an American land artist specializing in large-scale and site-specific sculptures. Working largely outside the confines of the traditional art spaces of galleries and museums, Heizer has redefined sculpture in terms of size, mass, gesture, and process. A pioneer of 20th-century land art or Earthworks movement, he is widely recognized for sculptures and environmental structures made with earth-moving equipment, which he began creating in the American West in 1967. He currently lives and works in Hiko, Nevada, and New York City.

Wikidata identifier

Q558432

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Introduction

American artist.

Country of birth

United States

Roles

Artist, painter, sculptor

ULAN identifier

500023902

Names

Michael Heizer

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