Richard Long – commended

Richard Long made his international reputation during the 1970s with sculptures made as the result of epic walks, sometimes lasting many days, to remote parts of the world.

Richard Long, ‘A Line Made by Walking’ 1967
Richard Long
A Line Made by Walking 1967
ARTIST ROOMS Tate and National Galleries of Scotland
© Richard Long

Guided by a great respect for nature and by the formal structure of basic shapes, especially circles, he never allowed facile exotic connotations to intrude into his work, although some of his sculptures evoked the mysterious connotations of ancient stone circles and other such monuments.