Martin Puryear: Multiple Dimensions | Upcoming #ArtExhibit

Martin Puryear is an American artist known “widely celebrated for his elegant but playful sculptures and his devotion to craft.” In 1977, Puryear mounted his first solo exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

Born: May 23, 1941 (age 74), Washington, D.C., United States
Known for: Sculpture
Artwork: Ladder for Booker T. Washington, Bearing Witness, Greed’s Trophy, Horsefly, Lever #1, Verge, Sanctuary
Awards: MacArthur Fellowship, Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
Education: Yale School of Art (1969–1971), Catholic University of America (1963)

 

Martin Puryear: Multiple Dimensions | #ArtExhibit

1st floor West, American Art Museum (8th and F Streets, N.W.)
May 27, 2016 – September 5, 2016
Martin Puryear: Multiple Dimensions

Martin Puryear: Multiple Dimensions exhibition includes more than 50 drawings and prints and 12 sculptures. This exhibition will take a look into the artist’s transformative years from his student days to the present.

 

Martin Puryear: Multiple Dimensions | #ArtExhibit

Martin Puryear, Bower, 1980. Sitka spruce, pine, and copper tacks 64 1/4 × 94 5/8 × 26 in. (163.3 × 240.2 × 66.0 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase made possible through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment, Alexander Calder, Frank Wilbert Stokes, and the Ford Motor Company © 1980, Martin Puryear 2002.18

 

Artworks by Martin Puryear

Martin Puryear: Multiple Dimensions | #ArtExhibit

Martin Puryear, Untitled, ca. 2002. Wood 8 1/4 x 6 x 1/4 in. (21 x 15.2 x 0.6 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the James F. Dicke Family © Martin Puryear 2014.12.14

 

 

Martin Puryear: Multiple Dimensions | #ArtExhibit Phrygian

Martin Puryear, Phrygian, 2012.Paulson Bott Press (Printer) Paulson Bott Press (Publisher) aquatint and etching on paper plate: 23 3/4 x 17 1/2 in. (60.3 x 44.5 cm) sheet: 34 3/4 x 27 3/4 in. (88.3 x 70.5 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase through the Lichtenberg Family Foundation © 2012, Paulson Bott Press 2014.31.4

 

 

 


Martin Puryear: Multiple Dimensions | #ArtExhibit
FEATURED IMAGE SOURCE: Smithsonian American Art Museum

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