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Michael Heizer

 (born 1944)
Michael Heizer is active/lives in New York, California.  Michael Heizer is known for sculptor-earthworks, abstraction.

Biography   Michael Heizer


Michael Heizer, creator of Earth Art, was born in Berkeley, California in 1944. His feeling of land and space may have come from his father, anthropologist Robert Heizer.

Heizer briefly attended the San Francisco Art Institute from 1963 to 1964, where he studied painting. His work, then reflecting Minimalist tendencies, included square and rectangular canvases with broad bands of gray and white.

By 1966, he had begun to create earthworks on a monumental scale. He has preferred to work in the open desert areas of the Southwest.

The Galerie Heiner Friedrich, Munich, held his first one-person show in 1969. For this show he removed 1,000 tons of earth in a conical shape to create Munich Depression.

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