- Name: Martin Puryear
- Born: 05/23/1941 (79 years old)
Martin L. Puryear (born May 23, 1941) is an American artist known for his devotion to traditional craft. Working in wood and bronze, among other media, his reductive technique and meditative approach challenge the physical and poetic boundaries of his materials. The artist’s Martin Puryear: Liberty/Libertà exhibition represented the United States at the 2019 Venice Biennale.
Awards: Guggenheim Fellowship, MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, Rome Prize
Birth Place: Washington, D.C.
Martin Puryear quotes :
At a certain point, I just put the building and the art impulse together. I decided that building was a legitimate way to make sculpture.Martin Puryear