Robert Smithson (1938-1973) was a key figure on the American art scene in the 1970s. His career was cut short by his untimely death in a plane crash at the age of 35. He was known for his earthworks", large-scale installations using mud, rocks, asphalt, and sand, as well as for his work in other media such as sculpture and photography. Prints by photographer David Maisel (b. 1961) are in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Princeton University Art Museum, and many others.