b. 1935 in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Richard Hunt is an internationally renowned sculptor. His mother was an artist, inspiring him and leading him to further develop his interest in art at the Junior School of the Art Institute, and later at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, from which he graduated in 1957.
Throughout his career, he has produced many public sculptures. Some of his signature public works include Jacob’s Ladder at the Carter G. Woodson Library in Chicago and Flintlock Fantasy in Detroit. His work often comments on contemporary social and political issues.
He was appointed by President Lyndon Johnson as one of the first artists to serve on the governing board of the National Endowment for the Arts and he also served on boards of the Smithsonian Institution. Hunt has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants, such as the the Guggenheim Fellowship in 1962 and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Sculpture Center in 2009. Hunt has received over ten honorary degrees.
Hunt continues to live and work in Chicago, Illinois.
Color lithograph, 23/30
30” x 42”
Gift of Mr. Joseph Burlin