Martin Puryear | the artist




The artist Martin Puryear
Born 1941, Washington, DC, USA.

Style and technique of the artist: Sculpture Objects, Postminimalism,

portrait Paul Merideth


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Artist profile
Artist profileCombining an intrinsic interest in natural materials and handicraft, Martin Puryear stands out among sculptors worldwide…
Martin Puryear was born in Washington, D.C., in 1941. In his youth, he studied crafts and learned how to build guitars, furniture, and canoes through practical training and instruction. After earning his BA from Catholic University in Washington D.C., Puryear joined the Peace Corps in Sierra Leone, and later attended the Swedish Royal Academy of Art…
The Museum of Modern Art presents a major exhibition of the sculpture of the acclaimed American artist Martin Puryear (b. 1941). The retrospective will feature approximately forty-five sculptures, following the development of Puryear’s artistic career over the last thirty years, from his first solo museum show in 1977 to the present day…


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