Long lives and works in the UK. He studied at the Central Saint Martins art school in London.
He has been nominated for the Turner Prize four times, winning in 1989. He represented the UK at the Venice Biennale in 1976. He also won the Praemium Imperiale Prize for sculpture in Japan in 2009.
Richard Long is without a doubt the most eminent land artist in the UK. His monumental sculptures come in the form of immense lines, piles of earth, circles or paths of rocks or stones laid in a sublime natural setting.
Long’s portfolio is incredibly poetic and conceptual, often simply described as the summation of the artist's steps during long, solitary walks, with the resulting sculptures, paintings, and photographs reflecting this artist's visceral connection with nature. Long’s relationship with the earth and soil is expressed through the clay and mud used in the two works featured here.