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Martin L. Puryear (born May 23, 1941) is an American artist known for his devotion to traditional ... works, notably the dramatically foreshortened 36-foot Ladder for Booker T. Washington (1996) made from a single, split sapling ash tree. :150 ...

www.thehistorymakers.org/biography/mahlon-t-puryear-38

Nov 15, 2003 ... Former deputy director of the National Urban League, Mahlon Puryear was born January 27, 1915, in Winston Salem, North Carolina. One of ...

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Artist Martin Puryear discusses his work's connection to the history of abstraction and the inspiration for his 1996 installation piece, “Ladder for Booker T.

www.themodern.org/collection/ladder-for-booker-t-washington/1198

The ladder has multiple associations, and Puryear's homage to Booker T. Washington might include several of these—ambition, hierarchy, or the impossibility of ...

www.newyorker.com/magazine/2007/11/12/seeing-things-3

Nov 12, 2007 ... For Puryear, as for very few other sculptors who aren't overpowering minimalists, like Richard Serra—the gravely witty Englishman Richard ...

www.matthewmarks.com/new-york/artists/martin-puryear

“It gives me pleasure to feel there's a level that doesn't require knowledge of or immersion in the aesthetic of a given time or place.” Martin Puryear was born in ...

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For his seminal piece Ladder for Booker T. Washington (1996), Puryear created a crooked wooden ladder which dwindles in scale as it climbs from floor to ...

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In Ladder for Booker T. Washington, Puryear chose the title only after he had completed the sculpture. To think of the title as a frame for the sculpture would be  ...

www.guggenheim.org/artwork/artist/martin-puryear

Born in 1941 in Washington, D.C., Martin Puryear was the oldest of seven children. ... One of his best-known works, Ladder for Booker T. Washington (1996 ), ...