Art@Site Richard Hunt Illinois River Landscape

Richard Hunt


Illinois River Landscape

Thompson Center
Commissioned by the Illinois Percentage For Arts Program, Capital Development Board
James R. Thompson Center.
A Chicago native, Hunt has worked out of the same Lincoln Park studio space for more than 30 years, as well as a factory space in West Town for his larger projects. The city is dotted with his sculptures, including Freeform on the façade of the State of Illinois Building, Winged Form in the Aon Center, Illinois River Landscape in the James R. Thompson Center, Slabs of Sunburst West at the Richard J. Daley Library, and Jacob’s Ladder at the Carter Woodson Regional Library.
In 2014 he was one of the recipients of the City of Chicago’s Fifth Star Award—an award that honors Chicago artists and arts institutions who have made significant contributions to arts and culture. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including a 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Sculpture Center and a 2010 Legacy Award from the United Negro College Fund. He was also elected into the National Academy of Design in 1999.