Richard Nonas is active/lives in New York, Ontario / Canada. Richard Nonas is known for minimalist installation sculpture, environment themes, geometric forms.
Biography Richard Nonas
Richard Nonas was born in New York in 1936. He studied literature and then social anthropology at the University of Michigan, Lafayette College, Columbia University and the University of North Carolina. Following his education, Nonas worked as an anthropologist for 10 years, doing field-work on American Indians in Northern Ontario, Canada, and in Northern Mexico and Southern Arizona. He turned to sculpture in the mid-1960s at age 30. His anthropological work left a deep imprint that affected his sculptural practice and his engagement with the perception of space. Through a Minimalist vocabulary, Nonas developed a body of sculpture that engaged with the issue of place.
In the 1970s, Nonas was a part of an intrepid group of artists and
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