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us: Puryear, Martin, 1941-

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        (naf) Washington (D.C.)
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        (naf) United States
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        • Organization: (naf) Catholic University of America
        • Organization: (naf) Yale University
        • Organization: (naf) Fisk University
        • Organization: (naf) University of Illinois at Chicago
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        (naf) Catholic University of America
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        (naf) Yale University
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        (naf) Fisk University
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        (naf) University of Illinois at Chicago
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    • found: Davies, H.M. Martin Puryear, 1984: p. 42 (b. May 23, 1941)
    • found: Who's who in America, 1984-1985, 1984: v. 2, p. 2262 (Puryear, Martin, b. May 23, 1941)
    • found: I-80 series, 1980-82: t.p. (Martin Puryear) p. [14] (b. 1941 in Washington, D.C.)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed March 13, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Puryear, Martin; sculptor; born 23 May 1941 in Washington, District of Colunbia, United States; BA from Catholic University of America (1963); studied printmaking and wood sculpture at the Swedish Royal Academy of Art, Stockholm; MFA in Sculpture from Yale University (1971); joined the Peace Corps, serving in Sierra Leone, West Africa (1964-1966); taught at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee (1971-1973); produced Rawhide Cone (1974, artist's collection), Bask (1976, Guggenheim Museum), and Circumbent (1976, artist's collection); taught at the University of Maryland (1974-1978) and at the University of Illinois, Chicago (1978-1990); first solo museum exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. (1977); his sculptures appeared in the Whitney Museum Biennials (1979 and 1981); represented the United States at the Twentieth São Paulo Biennial in Brazil and won the grand prize; was an artist-in-residence at the Calder Atelier in Sache, France (1992) and at the American Academy, Rome (1997-1998))
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