Richard Hunt

Richard Hunt


“I see [a white piece of paper] or a stone or [an] aluminum plate as a space to sort of suggest movement and maybe some special interaction.” -Richard Hunt, 2016

Chicago-based artist, Richard Hunt is of the most prolific sculptors of the 20th century. Hunt began studying painting and drawing at a young age at The Junior Art Institute in Chicago before he was introduced to sculpture in high school. While studying sculpture at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Hunt taught himself the welded-metal technique because he believed metal allows for more improvisation than traditional casting methods. Hunt states that the second phase of career, sculpting public art, began in 1967 when he created Play, a commissioned work of sculpture for a state hospital.

Aside from his well-known sculpture, Hunt was a printmaker whose lithographs often reflect the improvisational and dynamic abstracted shapes of his sculpture.

Untitled Spring of '76


Untitled Spring of '76 by Richard Hunt


Title Untitled Spring of ’76
Artist Richard Hunt (b. 1935)
Date 1976
Medium lithograph on paper
Dimensions 28 7/8 x 36 5/8 inches
Accession Number H77.37








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