Martin Puryear

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Birthday
23, 1941
Birthplace
Washington, DC
Birth Sign
Gemini

About

African-American sculptor who works in media including wood, stone, tar, and wire. He made the sculptures Sanctuary and Box and Pole.

Before Fame

He received a B.A. from The Catholic University of America and then was a Peace Corps volunteer in Sierra Leone.

Trivia

His work is considered a combination of minimalism and traditional crafts.

Family Life

He married Jeanne Puryear.

Associated With

He and James Wilcox both received Guggenheim Fellowships.