September 12


September 12, 1935 Richard Hunt, sculptor, was born in Chicago, Illinois. From an early age, Hunt was interested in the arts and showed enthusiasm and talent in painting and sculpture. He was the youngest artist to exhibit at the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, a major international exhibition of modern art. Hunt has completed more public sculptures than any other artist in the country. His signature pieces include “Jacob’s Ladder” at the Carter G. Woodson Library in Chicago and “Flintlock Fantasy” in Detroit. He was appointed by President Lyndon B. Johnson as one of the first artists to serve on the governing board of the National Endowment for the Arts. Hunt is the recipient of numerous honorary degrees and awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Sculpture Center received in 2009.


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