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Like David Ellsworth, Frank Cummings views himself as an object maker, who creates objects that "enrich the soul and contribute to the spiritual and emotional well-being of the human condition." He is currently a professor at California State University at Fullerton. His work toured Africa in 1981 including stops in Ghana, Gabon, Madagascar, and Malawi. His work was also exhibited in "Uncommon Beauty in Common Objects," a show of African-American craft artists shown at the American Craft Museum in New York City, the Museum of African American Life and Culture in Dallas, and the Renwick Gallery, National Museum of American Art, in Washington, D.C.
FRANK E. CUMMINGS III. American, 1938–
Citrus–Citrine 1989
orange wood, citrine, 18K gold, lathe-turned, carved
Gift of Jane and Arthur Mason. 1998.114.1