Richard Long was born in 1945 in Bristol, England. He studied at West of England College of Art in Bristol from 1962 until 1965. Long then went on to complete a degree program at St. Martins School of Art in London from 1966 to 1968. His works span various mediums, from photography and paintings, to sculpture. His “White Water Line” painting won the 1989 Turner Prize, which is presented by the Tate Gallery to a British visual artist under the age of 50. His works have been exhibited at Tate Gallery in London, Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain in Nice, Sperone Westwater in New York, and Guggenheim Bilbao in Spain. He currently lives and works in Bristol, England.