Richard Serra was born in San Francisco in 1938. He has received numerous awards and accolades for his artistic achievements: he is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has received honorary doctorates from Yale University and others. In 2008, he was named a commander of the order of Arts and Letters of the French Academy and was decorated with the order of the Arts and Letters of Spain. Serra has had major exhibitions across the world, and his drawings have in recent years been the sub- ject of exhibitions at institutions including the Menil Collection, Houston; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (Richard Serra Drawing: A Retrospective, 2011-12), as well as Kunsthaus Bregenz (Richard Serra Drawings: Work Comes Out of Work, 2008). Serra’s work is included in the world’s most prestigious institutional collections, including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Dia Art Foundation, Beacon; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; LACMA, Los Angeles; The Broad, Los Angeles; Tate Modern, London; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin; and Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, among many others.
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