Sculptor, Arts administrator, Assemblage artist
Collection size: 2.0 linear ft.
Collection Summary: High school diploma, 1935, awards, curriculum vitae, personal and professional correspondence (1966-1998), lecture notes, outlines of programs for the California Arts Council (1976) and Artists-in-Education Summer Workshop (1977), scrapbooks containing newspaper and magazine articles, exhibition catalogs and announcements), and photographs.
Biographical/Historical Note: Sculptor/assemblage artist and arts administrator; Joshua Tree, Calif. d. 2004 He attended Chouinard Art Institute from which he received his BFA in 1954. Purifoy was founder and first director of the Watts Towers Art Center in Los Angeles, Calif. and co-founder of the Watts Summer Festival.
Donated 1998 by Noah Purifoy.