He was educated at Hunter College, where he received his Master’s Degree in Art; studied psychology at Ohio State University; and received a research fellowship in Visual Studies at MIT, Cambridge, MA.
Known as a trailblazer and pioneer of the Land or Earth Art Movement
He has received major awards and grants, including the National Endowment for the Arts, the Graham Foundation for Art and Architecture and others.
His works are included in many international public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, the Whitney, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Today Art Museum in Beijing and others.
He has gained significant recognition for his concern for the fragility of nature as a hallmark of his personal work and efforts.