SAIC alumnus Richard Hunt takes a break in his studio close to the DePaul University campus. Hunt has more than 120 public works of art on display around the country.
SAIC alumnus Richard Hunt takes a break in his studio close to the DePaul University campus. Hunt has more than 120 public works of art on display around the country.
August 27

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."