Sondra E. Martin
Contemporary Art 363-01
19 November 2015
Martin Puryear : Artist
Martin Puryear is an American Artist from Washington DC, who is known for his sculptures, architecture, and craft. His idea was to have functions between fine art and craft that reflected ones creativity. Martin Puryear graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1963 from Catholic University which, he later joined the Peace Corps teaching for two years, and by 1966 Puryear entered a printmaking program in Stockholm, Sweden, called the Swedish Royal Academy of Art, where he came across his true passion in art, with the inspiration and influences of James Krenov. Puryear later returned to the states in 1969 to study sculpture at Yale University…show more content… 2004. "Puryear, Martin 1941–." Encyclopedia.com. High Beam Research, 2004. Web. 19 Nov. 2015.
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Cotter, Holland. "Martin Puryear." The New York Times. The New York Times, 11 Dec. 2014. Web. 19 Nov. 2015. Puryear, Martin, and Amada Cruz. Martin Puryear. Washington, D.C.: [Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden], 1992. Print.
(Jonathan Goodman) wrote an art critic in 1995 (Quote)
“It is Puryear’s combination of enigma and skill that makes him so strong an artist.” Martin-puryear." Http://biography.yourdictionary.com/martin-puryear. The Gale Group, Inc, 2010. Web. 18 Nov. 2015
( Martin Puryear) quote
“ I want to make objects that somehow have their own history and their own reason for being and their own sense of themselves, I’m not concerned just with the object’s formal meaning , although it should be an intelligible artifact , a thing of one’s own culture and time. It’s equally crucial that there exist in the work a recognition of the make of who I am.” Manheim, James. "Puryear, Martin 1941–." Contemporary Black Biography. 2004. Encyclopedia.com.19 Nov. 2015