Richard Hunt Influence

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Richard Hunt was born in 1935 in Chicago. He influenced heavily by progressive twentieth century artists. One of his earliest influence was the work of Julio Gonzalez. Gonzalez works inspired Hunt to taught himself to master the welded metal technique. The direct-metal, open form welding tradition typically is traced from Julio Gonzalez and Picasso. He experimented with materials and wide range of sculpting techniques to develop his own style. In his earlier works, Hunt focused on small scale pieces, thin pipes to create abstract creatures that soaring upward and outward.The public sculpture of Richard Hunt bridges the gap between abstract art and the black experience in America. Through large outdoor and indoor public pieces, Hunt was able

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