Stella Jones Gallery

- THE Place for Fine Black Art-


Martin Payton

b. 1948

Payton is a veteran steel sculptor, and a New Orleans native who is notably influenced by jazz history, a recurring theme in his work.

He has been widely exhibited and was featured in a retrospective at the Amistad Research Center. Payton has received commissions throughout the country and his work is included in the permanent collections of institutions such as the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. He recently retired from teaching art at Southern University in Baton Rouge.

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