Art Brokerage: Donald Judd American Artist: b 1928-1994. Donald Judd was born June 3, 1928, in Excelsior Springs, Missouri. Judd registered at the Art Students League, New York, in 1948 but transferred a few months later to the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. In 1949, Judd moved back to New York to study philosophy at Columbia University while he took art classes at the Art Students League. The Panoramas Gallery organized his first solo exhibition in 1957. The same year, Judd took art-history classes at Columbia University. Donald Judd began to write articles for Art News in 1959 and the next year became a contributing editor for Arts Magazine until 1965, when he wrote reviews for Art International. In the early 1960s, Donald Judd switched from painting to sculpture and started to develop an interest in architecture. Judd challenged the artistic convention of originality by using industrial processes and materials such as steel, concrete, and plywood to create large, hollow Minimalist sculptures, mostly in the form of boxes, which he arranged in repeated simple geometric forms. Listings wanted by Art Brokerage.