Robert Morris

Robert Morris played a pivotal role in the early development of Minimalism during the 1960s by creating simple sculptural forms, which were often used as props for dance performances. He was one of the first artists to use a textile form—felt—as the medium for ambitious sculpture, and his early works in felt manipulated the pliability and sensuousness of the material. Morris has exhibited in major retrospectives including the Centre George Pompidou, Paris (1995), and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (1994), since then earning his place among the most influential American artists of the late 20th century.