Martin Puryear
American, born 1941
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Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, Anderson Collection at Stanford University
Selected exhibitions
2016
Paulson Bott Press: Celebrating 20 Years,
de Young Museum
Martin Puryear: Big Bling,
Madison Square Park
Martin Puryear: Multiple Dimensions,
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Martin Puryear’s practice is dedicated to craftsmanship and traditional building techniques. Puryear, whose distinctive style has been considered a descendant of Minimalism, began studying many forms of craft in his youth; his variegated training includes carpentry, stone masonry, boat building, basketry, …

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