Robert Irwin (b 1928) is an artist who lives and works in Southern California. He has exhibited in museums internationally since 1960 including Museum of Modern Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; MCA Chicago; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Louisiana Museum of Art, Humlebaek and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. His has devised site-conditional installations in numerous locations, including permanent projects at Chinati Foundation in Marfa, TX; DIA:Beacon, NY and The Getty Museum, Los Angeles. He was the first artist to receive the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur ‘Genius’ Award in 1984.