Don Drumm

(Warren, Ohio, 1935 - )


c. 1960-1965

Bronze on Steel

78 x 68 x 33 in. (198.1 x 172.7 x 83.8 cm)

Collection of the Akron Art Museum

Gift of Mary S. Myers


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Drumm, Akron’s best known living artist, is currently represented in the collection by only one tiny (10 x 6 inches) sculpture. Given Drumm’s importance to Akron and its art scene, the acquisition of several more significant works by the artist seems appropriate. Untitled, c. 1960-65, a major early work by the artist, precedes the development of Drumm’s more commercial, better known style. This sculpture, though housed for years in the lobby of the offices of Myers Industries, is owned by Mary Myers, who purchased it as a gift for her husband several decades ago. The vaguely animalistic five-legged shape and massed, blocky forms call to mind work by mid-20th century American sculptors such as David Smith, Reuben Nakian, Theodore Roszak and Seymour Lipton.

Ohio Art
Abstract art