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A Chicago-based artist, Hunt began his career in 1955 as a student at the Art Institute of Chicago. His first large scale public artwork came in 1967. Over nearly 50 years, Hunt has received more than 100 commissions across the United States and has been the recipient of Guggenheim, Ford and Tamarind fellowships.

He was appointed by President Lyndon Johnson as one of the first artists to the governing board of the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2009, Hunt received the International Sculpture Center’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Hunt’s artwork is displayed in museums around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the National Museum of African-American History & Culture in Washington, D.C. and the National Museum of Israel in Jerusalem. In Charlotte, Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts is home to one of his sculptural works, as is The Park Church.

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  • Title: Richard Hunt

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