Martin Puryear Presented with the National Medal of Arts

the-national-endowment-for-the-arts-logoWe are pleased to congratulate our client, Martin Puryear, for being a recipient of the 2011 National Medal of Arts for his contributions as a contemporary American sculptor.

Martin Puryear transforms mundane and utilitarian materials — wood, stone, and metal — into evocative talismans that quietly and powerfully explore issues of history, culture, and identity. His unwavering commitment to manual skill and traditional building methods offer a seductive alternative to our increasingly digital world.

2011 National Medal of Arts recipient and contemporary sculptor Martin Puryear receives his medal from President Barack Obama at an East Room ceremony at the White House on February 13, 2012.


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