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1992 Stoney Lamar Born: Alexandria, Louisiana 1951 box elder 17 7/8 x 18 1/4 x 6 1/2 in. (45.3 x 46.5 x 16.6 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Fleur and Charles Bresler in honor of Kenneth R. Trapp, curator-in-charge of the Renwick Gallery (1995--2003) 2003.60.31 Not currently on view

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Stoney Lamar's work is often inspired by Aegean Cycladic sculptures. These date from 2500 to 1200 BC and are small, roughly hewn stone carvings that resemble human and animal forms. This same spare detail is evident in Lamar's work, which combines simple curves and planes into sculptures that suggest organic forms.



Portrait male - Lamar, Stoney - head

Portrait male - Lamar, Stoney - self-portrait

decorative arts

Crafts - Wood

wood - box elder