David Hammons's Biography
David Hammons is an American artist and sculptor who is known for his works that explore the African-American experience. He is also a part of the post-war Black artistic Renaissance. Born in 1943 in Springfield, Illinois, Hammons attended school in California and later moved to New York City in the late 1960s. He studied at the School of Visual Arts in the 1970s, but his works often draw from his experience of living in Harlem. He is best known for his sculptures, installations, and objects, which often incorporate found objects and materials from everyday life. In addition to his artworks, Hammons has also curated exhibitions at such institutions as the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Studio Museum in Harlem. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the MacArthur Fellowship and the National Medal of Arts.