Richard Tuttle


Richard Tuttle (b. 1941, New Jersey) is a Post-Minimalist artist with a multifaceted oeuvre offering subtle studies in scale, line and material juxtaposition. Tuttle, whose practice spans painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, bookmaking and installation, started his career in the orbit of Pop Art and Minimalism. His artmaking soon expanded beyond these movements, exploring the interactions between different media. His close friendship with the painter Agnes Martin strongly influenced Tuttle’s work, as both artists emphasize subtlety in scale and line. The artist’s compositions also innovate beyond traditional frames and medium, often incorporating wood, tin, wire, tape, balloons and other everyday materials.  

Before moving to New York City, Tuttle received his BA from Trinity College Hartford. While in New York, he studied at Cooper Union and worked as an assistant at the Betty Parsons Gallery. In 2013, he was invited to join the American Academy of Arts and Letters, among other honors throughout his nearly seven-decade career. Today, his works are found in numerous public collections, notably the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York) and Tate Modern (London).


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