Richard Serra (November 2, 1939, San Francisco) is a major contemporary American sculptor. He also worked in the field of cinema and video art. Have uchilsya first at the University of California in Berkeley and in Santa Barbara (1957-1961), majoring in English literature and graduated with a bachelor's of literature. Then some time worked in a steel mill, where he became acquainted with the peculiarities of steel as a material. From 1961 to 1964 studying at Yale University in new haven, where he studied art and works as an assistant to the German artist Josef Albers. Among his classmates were Robert Mangold and Brice Marden.
In 1966 he held his first solo exhibition of Serra in Rome, in 1968 — exhibition in Cologne. In 1977, he participates in the exhibition of contemporary art document 6 in Kassel.
Since the beginning of 1970-ies the artist begins to work also in the printed chart, became his second nature. In 1970 Serra lives and works in Japan. By the beginning of 1970-ies the first major sculptures of steel. In 2005 was created at the request of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao song "Matter of Time" (The Matter of Time), consisting of 8 giant steel sculptures.