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professor , sculptor

Christopher Mallory Wilmarth, American Sculptor. Recipient Norman Wait Harris award The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, 1972; National Endowment for Arts grantee, 1969, 77, 80; Guggenheim fellow, 1970, 83; Howard Foundation fellow Brown U., 1972.


Wilmarth, Christopher Mallory was born in 1943 in Sonoma, California, United States.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Cooper Union, 1965.


He was a professor of sculpture at Cooper Union and Columbia University. On November 19, 1987, Wilmarth hanged himself at the age of forty-four. In 1973, Wilmarth began a series of sculptures titled Nine Clearings for a Standing Man.

Each work consisted of a sheet of subtly bent steel behind s sheet of etched glass. No. 2 from this series, in the collection of the Honolulu Museum of Art, demonstrates his mastery of minimalism in sculpture. The Art Institute of Chicago, the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Des Moines Art Center, the Fogg Museum (Cambridge), the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), the Honolulu Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art (New York City), the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Saint Louis Art Museum, the Wadsworth Atheneum (Hartford, Connecticut), the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, Minnesota), and the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York City) are among the public collections holding work by Christopher Wilmarth.