Don Gummer Biography
Don Gummer is an American sculptor. His early work concentrated on table-top and wall-mounted sculpture. In the mid-1980s, he shifted his focus to large free-standing works, often in bronze.
In the 1990s, he added a variety of other materials, such as stainless steel, aluminum and stained glass. His interest in large outdoor works also led him to an interest in public art. He is the husband of actress Meryl Streep.
Don Gummer Age
Gummer was born on December 12, 1946. He is aged 72 years as of 2018.
Don Gummer Net Worth
By profession, Meryl’s husband, Don Gummer is a renowned sculptor whose current estimated fortune is approximately $10 million. Gummer made this figure mainly from his tabletop and wall-mounted sculpture, as well as his large free-standing works, often in bronze.
Various art houses like the Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, Evansville Museum of Arts, History, and Science exhibit his notable features. And also his an outdoor sculpture, Open Eyes and The South Tower which stays at Indiana University, and Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana, respectively.
Don Gummer also involved in some publishing works with one of his books, The Lyrical Constructivist (2001). The book is still available on Amazon at a price of $12.13 in the hardcover version.
Gummer jointly holds a $1.8-million private estate in Connecticut along with wife, Streep. Likewise, a $3-million mansion in Brentwood, Los Angeles is also worth mentioning.
We also cannot forget the fact that he married a woman, who is worth around $90 million. Gummer and Streep are also dynamic donors who frequently make their contributions to instructive organizations, including Vassar College, Opus School in Harlem, and the Silver Mountain Arts Foundation.
Don Gummer Wife | Children
He married Peggy Lucas in the early seventies but divorced shortly after. On September 30, 1978, Gummer married actress Meryl Streep. They have four children: musician Henry Wolfe, model Louisa, and actresses Mamie and Grace. Gummer and Streep are active philanthropists who donate to a range of arts organizations and educational institutions, including Vassar College, Opus School in Harlem and the Silver Mountain Arts Foundation.
Don Gummer And Meryl Streep
In March 1978, Meryl’s boyfriend, John Cazale, passed away due to lung cancer. She turned to one of her brother’s friends, Don, for support. Their friendship quickly turned to romance. Six months after Cazale’s tragic passing, Streep and Gummer tied the knot in an intimate wedding. The ceremony took place in the garden of the actress’s parents’ home.
The couple shares three daughters together: Mamie (35), Grace (33) and Louisa (27). Mamie is famous for one of her many acting credits, including True Detective, Emily Owens, M.D. and The Good Wife. Mamie gave birth to Streep’s first grandchild, a baby boy in February 2019.
Don Gummer Daughter Mamie Gummer
She is the eldest daughter of actress Meryl Streep and sculptor Don Gummer. She grew up in Salisbury, Connecticut and also spent five years in Los Angeles, California, with her older brother, Henry Wolfe Gummer and younger sisters, actress Grace Gummer and model Louisa Gummer.
Gummer attended Miss Porter’s School and graduated from the Kent School in Kent, Connecticut, before continuing her studies in theater and communications at Northwestern University, graduating in 2005.
Don Gummer Education
He studied at Ben Davis High School, Indianapolis and then at the Herron School of Art from 1964 to 1966. From 1966 to 1970, he studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts, and then completed his studies at the Yale School of Art where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and Master of Fine Arts (MFA), and studied with David von Schlegell.
Don Gummer Career
In 1973, Gummer had his first solo show. Since then, his works have been featured at two dozen solo shows at museums and galleries around the East Coast and Midwest. His work has also been exhibited in group shows.
Gummer’s commissioned works have included Primary Compass (2000), a site-specific outdoor permanent sculpture at the Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio and a sculpture/fountain in Historic New Harmony, New Harmony, Indiana. One stainless steel and stained glass sculpture, Southern Circle, standing 25 feet (7.6 m) tall and weighing approximately 20,000 pounds, was commissioned by the city of Indianapolis and dedicated on October 2004.
“Primary Separation”, a permanent installation at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, was completed in 2006.
Don Gummer Public Collections
The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio;Chase Manhattan Bank, New York;Chemical Bank, New York;Evansville Museum of Arts, History, and Science, Evansville, Indiana;The Equitable, New York;Hiroshima Lying-in Hospital, Hiroshima, Japan;International Creative Management, New York;House of Music (1993) – Kitakyushu International Center, Kitakyushu, Japan;Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek, Denmark;McCrory Corporation, New York;Joseph E. Seagram Company, New York;Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.Cyberinfrastructure Building, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana (2013)Open Eyes and The South Tower, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana