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ID: 500009936
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500009936

 
Record Type: Person
Puryear, Martin (American sculptor, born 1941)

Note: Martin Puryear is one of the leading African-American abstract sculptors. He received a bachelor of fine arts degree from the Catholic University of America. In 1963 he joined the Peace Corps in Sierra Leone. In West Africa, he gained appreciation for craft. This is evidenced by his use of materials such as wood, rope, leather and hide to create post-Minimalist sculptures that reflect organic forms. African-American abstract sculptor. Uses materials such as wood, rope, leather and hide to create post-Minimalist sculptures that reflect organic forms.

Names:
Puryear, Martin (preferred,V,index,LC)
Martin Puryear (V,display)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)
African American

Roles:
artist (preferred)
sculptor
mixed-media artist

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Washington (DC, United States) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   Accord (Ulster county, New York state, United States) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
student of ....  Kevnov, James  
..................  (American cabinetmaker, born 1920) [500122185]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Puryear, Martin (I)

Biographies:
(American sculptor, born 1941) ..... [VP Preferred]
(American sculptor, b.1941) ..... [BHA]
( sculptor, born 1941) ..... [CL-Courtauld]
(American sculptor, born 1941) ..... [AVERY]
(artist, born 1941) ..... [GRL]
(artist, active 20th century) ..... [GRISC]
(American artist, born 1941) ..... [MoMA]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Martin Puryear ........ [CL-Courtauld, GRISC, MoMA Preferred, VP]
..............................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
..............................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
..............................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
..............................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
Puryear, Martin ........ [AVERY Preferred, BHA Preferred, CL-Courtauld Preferred, GRISC Preferred, GRL Preferred, MoMA, VP Preferred]
................................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
................................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
................................  J. Paul Getty Museum News Release (3 August 1999)
................................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 85279545
................................  Witt Library, Authority files

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, CL-Courtauld, Gallery Systems, GRISC, GRL, MoMA, VP]
....................  Ask Art [online] (2003) accessed 2 June 2003
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n85279545
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
....................  J. Paul Getty Museum News Release (3 August 1999)
....................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n85279545
....................  ULAN 500009936
....................  Who's Who in American Art (1936-) 1991
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, VP]
.......... Lewis, African American Art and Artists (2003) 220-221
.......... ULAN 500009936
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