DAILY FUEL: Richard Serra Steels Space

American sculptor RICHARD SERRA was born in San Francisco on this day in 1938, and spent much of his time as a child sketching and drawing. After completing a degree in English literature at the University of California, Serra studied painting at Yale. Shifting to sculpture in 1966, he moved to New York City and began work with a variety of materials, creating “action-pieces” corresponding to a “Verb List”. Sometime in 1969, Serra began exploring the large scale and site-specific steel works for which he is known today. Working also in drawing, printmaking and film, Richard Serra’s site-specific steel installations have been seen at the the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the Tate Museum (London) and the Museum of Modern Art. 

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