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Don Gummer Bio, Age, Education, Family, Wife, Net Worth, and Art

Don Gummer Biography

A native of Louisville, Kentucky, United States, Don Gummer is an American sculptor. His earlier work focused on table-top and wall-mounted sculpture. In the mid-1980s, he diverted his focus to large free-standing works, frequently in bronze. In the 1990s, he added a combination of other materials, such as stainless steel, aluminum, and stained glass. His interest in large outdoor works likewise led him to an interest in public art. He is the hubby of actress Meryl Streep.

Don Gummer Age

Gummer is 75 years old as of 2021, he was born on 12 December 1946, in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. He celebrates his birthday on 12 December every year.

Don Gummer Height

Gummer stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) tall and weighs 76 kg.

Don Gummer Education

Gummer schooled at Ben Davis High School, Indianapolis, and later on at the Herron School of Art from 1964 to 1966. He studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts from 1966 to 1970, and subsequently finished his studies at the Yale School of Art where he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and Master of Fine Arts (MFA), and studied with David von Schlegell.

Don Gummer Family

Gummer was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and brought up in Indiana. He is the son of William Adolph Gummer (father) and Dorothy Ann (mother) and has five brothers: William, Jack, Richard, Steven, and Mark.

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Don Gummer Wife

Gummer married Meryl Streep, an actress. The pair tied their knot on September 30, 1978. They are blessed with four children: musician Henry Wolfe, and actresses Louisa, Mamie, and Grace.Gummer and his wife, Streep are active philanthropists who contribute to a range of arts organizations and educational institutions, including Vassar College, Silver Mountain Arts Foundation, and the Opus School in Harlem.

Don Gummer’s Net Worth

Gummer has an estimated net worth of $150 million.

Don Gummer Art

Gummer’s preferably sole show was in 1973. Since then, his works have been featured in two dozen solo shows at museums and galleries on the East Coast and Midwest. His work has likewise been shown in group shows. His relied works have included Primary Compass (2000), a site-specific outdoor enduring sculpture at the Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, and a sculpture/fountain in Historic New Harmony, New Harmony, Indiana. The Optimist” by Don Gummer was placed at the doorway of the Preston Arts Center, previously the Henderson Fine Arts Center, on September 30, 2001, in Henderson, Kentucky.

The sculpture is constructed of cast stainless steel with a bronze base that measures 7 ft. high, 4 ft. deep, and 5 ft. in width and is mounted on a six-ton Indiana limestone base. “Fear and hate are no match for love and optimism” . . . Don Gummer . . . from the speech at a dedication and unveiling ceremony. One stainless steel and stained glass sculpture, Southern Circle, standing 25 feet (7.6 m) tall and weighing approximately 20,000 pounds, was designated by the city of Indianapolis and dedicated in October 2004. “Primary Separation”, an enduring induction at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, was finished in 2006.

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Analyst Irving Sandler has stated that Gummer’s work is recognizably entrenched in constructivism, but again notes that “in extending and deflecting Constructivist art in a new direction, Gummer has rendered it peculiarly contemporary.” Sandler also writes that Gummer’s works “give postmodern life to classic principles of abstract composition.”

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