The art world mourns the loss of one of its most impactful figures, as renowned sculptor Richard Hunt passed away on Saturday. Hunt was 88 years old and had a prolific career that spanned seven decades, his work earning the attention of presidents from Lyndon B. Johnson to Barack Obama.
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Hunt was widely celebrated for his dynamic metalwork sculptures that have become an integral part of American public art. His work, often soaring installations, transformed public spaces across the country and explored themes of civil rights.
Born in Chicago, Hunt made a significant impact on his hometown with his public works. His contributions were so profound that he became known as one of the nation’s preeminent sculptors.
Hunt’s death was announced in a statement posted on his website, which revealed he passed away peacefully at his home. The cause of his death has not been disclosed.
Throughout his career, Hunt created more than 160 public sculptures, each piece a testament to his artistic vision and commitment to exploring social issues through art.
As tributes pour in from around the world, it’s clear that Hunt’s legacy will live on through his transformative works and the indelible mark he left on American art.
We extend our deepest condolences to Richard Hunt’s family, friends, and the countless individuals inspired by his life and work.
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