(1938 - 1973)
Robert I. Smithson was active/lived in Texas, Utah, New Jersey. Robert Smithson is known for earthworks, concept-site sketches.
Known as one of the major innovative artists of the 20th century
because of his earthworks and his views on the definition of art,
Robert Smithson is frequently associated in people's minds with Spiral Jetty,
a 1970 earthwork that is a 1,500 foot coil of earth and black basalt
extending into Utah's Great Salt Lake at Rozel Point 48 miles from Salt
Lake City. However, shortly after its installation, the
work disappeared because it was covered by rising water levels and
remained hidden until the 21st century when drought caused the water to
In May, 1999, he was featured in ARTNews
magazine as one of the top twenty-five most influential artists of the
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