Martin Payton

(1948– )

Martin Payton's "Chuco" was made of welded steel in 2007 and measures 63 x 23 x 29 inches. Learn more »

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Martin Payton works in two primary media: stainless steel sculptures and oil paintings. Through these artworks he depicts themes of African-American representation (often musical references) and West African mythology, sculpture, and dance. Payton’s paintings are largely representational and realist. His sculptures are more abstract, and range from smaller pieces appropriate for tabletop display to larger, site-specific or monument-sized such as Spirit House, his collaboration with the late John Scott.

 

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Staff of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. "Martin Payton." In KnowLA Encyclopedia of Louisiana, edited by David Johnson. Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, 2010–. Article published September 12, 2012. http://www.knowla.org/entry/1327/&view=summary.

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Staff of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. "Martin Payton." KnowLA Encyclopedia of Louisiana. Ed. David Johnson. Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, 12 Sept 2012. Web. 21 Jan. 2017.

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