Alumnus Richard Hunt Commissioned for Ida B. Wells Sculpture
August 27, 2012—On August 20 Chicago Tribune news columnist Dawn Turner Trice reported on the new granite and bronze monument for which renowned sculptor and SAIC alumnus Richard Hunt (BAE 1957) has been commissioned to commemorate early civil rights leader Ida B. Wells. Noting Hunt's many accomplishments, Turner Trice highlights Hunt's time at SAIC in the 1950s when opportunities were scarce for African American abstract expressionists. She notes that while at SAIC Hunt was awarded a fellowship to study in Europe, describing an experience that "helped him mature as an artist."