Stella Jones Gallery

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Richard Hunt

b. 1935

Richard Hunt

Hunt’s’ career spans six decades and he has redefined the role of public sculpture in the late 20th and early 21st century. Hunt has created more public works than any other artist in America, in more than twenty-four states. Over the course of his career, he has experimented with various media including welded and cast sculpture dating from the 1950s to the present. His works on paper illustrate his fascination with linear forms which provide the basis for his three-dimensional work. Hunt studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the early 1950s. His first major retrospective was at the Museum of Modern Art in 1971 when he was 35 years old and has been exhibited eleven more times since. His retrospective was only the third solo exhibition for a black artist in the history of MoMA.

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