Richard Long bio

Birth Name: Richard Long

Occupation: Sculptor

Place Of Birth: England

Date Of Birth: June 2, 1945

Date Of Death: December 21, 1974

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

Richard Long was born on the 2nd of June, 1945. He was best known for being a Sculptor. Multi-disciplinary land artist famous for his contributions to the Earth Art movement. He was nominated for the Turner Prize a record four times, finally winning in 1989 for “White Water Line.” He was rumored to have rejected it in 1984. He made a pivotal contribution to contemporary art with “A Line Made by Walking” from 1967.

Richard Long was born in England. He studied at the University of West England’s College of Art and at the Saint Martin’s School of Art and Design, where he was mentored by the famed Phillip King. He also became friends with classmate Hamish Fulton. He was involved with the first two international installations of Earth Art in the late 1960s.

Richard Long was a Gemini and was born in the Baby Boomers Generation.

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Richard Long was born in 1940s. The early 1940s were dominated by World War II. Following the end of the war, it was the start of the Baby Boomer years and technology advancements such as the jet engine, nuclear fusion, radar, rocket technology and others later became the starting points for Space Exploration and Improved Air Travel. The 40s also brought us the Slinky, Velcro, Jeep, Tupperware and Frisbee. Discover what happened on this day.

Richard Long is part of the Baby boomers generation. Also known as "boomers", are the result of the end of World War II, when birth rates across the world spiked. They are associated with a rejection of traditional values. These hippie kids protested against the Vietnam War and participated in the civil rights movement.


Richard’s Richard Long attended Waller High School, Evanston Township High School, Hollywood High School.


Richard Long’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Richard Long’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Richard Long kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Richard Long was born in the Year of the Rooster.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Richard Long
AGE GENERATION: Baby Boomers Generation
BIRTH DAY: Saturday
DEATH DAY: Saturday



Zodiac Sign: Richard Long was a Gemini. People of this zodiac sign like music, books, magazines, chatting, short trips and dislike being alone, repetition and routine. The strengths of this sign are being gentle, affectionate, curious, adaptable, able to learn quickly, while weaknesses can be nervous, inconsistent and indecisive. The greatest overall compatibility with Gemini is Sagittarius and Aquarius.

Chinese Zodiac: Richard Long was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are honest, observant and hardworking. They seldom rely on other people in daily life, which can make them impatient when dealing with others.

Ruling Planet: Richard Long had a ruling planet of Mercury and has a ruling planet of Mercury and by astrological associations Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. In Astrology, Mercury is the planet that rules our mindset. People who are born with Mercury as the ruling planet have communication skills, intellect and cleverness.

Richard Long’s birth sign is Gemini and he had a ruling planet of Mercury.

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