In an excerpt from his 2001 book entitled, "The Lyrical Constructivist: Don Gummer Sculpture," acclaimed art critic Peter Plagens wrote “The basic ingredients of Gummer's sculpture have remained confidently constant for twenty years: drawing (with a metaphoric relation to the human figure), the modernist tradition of Constructivism, and a respect for the grace and integrity of particular materials.”
Don Gummer was born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1946. He attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts, and received an MFA from Yale University. Don has shown extensively across the country since the 1970s. His work can be found in many public spaces including The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio; Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, Evansville, Indiana; Kitakyushu International Center, Kitakyushu, Japan; Mass MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts; and the Meridian Street Plaza, Indianapolis, IN. He lives and works in New York, NY.