Donald Judd (1928-1994) was an American writer, painter, and sculptor from Missouri. He studied art at the Art Students League in New York and the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, as well as philosophy and art history at Columbia University in New York. Although he started his artistic career as a painter, he is most famous for his minimalist sculpture from the 1960s onward, which were rendered in industrial materials such as concrete and metal. He is notable for his sharp, geometric aesthetic. Though he spent most of his life in New York, the Chinati Foundation dedicated to his work is located in Marfa, Texas, where many of his large-scale land art pieces are on display.