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.
Artworks by Martin Puryear
FEATURED IMAGE SOURCE: Smithsonian American Art Museum