Quotes by Donald Judd have been included to provide insight into the artist’s experiences and views on a range of topics. These include his working process, art (his own and that of others), architecture, politics, culture, society, and the natural world. Quotes are drawn from his writings, interview transcripts, and the Judd Foundation Archives. Readers are referred to source materials in citations throughout the Chronology. Read a selection of Judd’s essays.
Within the Chronology, exhibition summaries are provided from 1963 through 1994. The summaries trace the number and types of Judd’s gallery and museum exhibitions across thirty years, charting his growing reputation from emerging artist and critic in New York City to one of the most recognized and influential international artists of our time. These summaries are subject to change due to ongoing research. Explore a larger compilation of Judd’s exhibitions.
The glossary of vernacular terms for works lists shorthand terms developed by Judd to communicate within his studio practice to reference types of objects. Discover the glossary of vernacular terms.
View works permanently installed by the artist at Judd Foundation in the Index of Works.
Chapter Lead Images
Image: Donald Judd, c. 1930s. Photo courtesy Flavin Judd.
Image: Donald Judd, c. 1940s. Photo courtesy Rainer Judd.
Image: Donald Judd with Flavin Judd, Los Angeles, c. early 1970s. Photo courtesy Rainer Judd.
Image: Donald Judd, Marfa, Texas, June 1976. Photo Jamie Dearing © Judd Foundation.
Image: Donald Judd, Marfa, Texas, 1993. Photo © Laura Wilson.
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Judd Foundation. “Donald Judd Chronology.” Last modified November 2022. https://juddfoundation.org/chronology
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