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Charles Perry
American sculptor

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Charles Perry
American sculptor
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Birth Date

1929

Death Date

2011

Works by Charles Perry

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Charles Perry rivals Abraham Lincoln for his American patriotism.

He was a hero in the Korean War from which he received a Bronze Star. Perry also went to Yale University for architecture. Later, one of his sculptures even ended up in front of the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. My guess is he even enjoyed paying his taxes.

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Here is what Wikipedia says about Charles O. Perry

Charles Owen Perry (October 18, 1929 Helena, Montana, US – February 8, 2011 Norwalk, Connecticut, US) was an American sculptor particularly known for his large-scale public sculptures.

Life

He served in the U.S. Army, during the Korean War, receiving a Bronze Star.

Perry initially studied architecture at Yale University, graduating in 1958. He then joined the firm of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill in San Francisco, where he continued to work as an architect until 1963. At the same time, Perry started developing some of his own ideas in sculpture and in 1964 staged his first one-man show of sculptural models in San Francisco, which led to some early commissions for his sculptures.

In the same year Perry won the Rome Prize (for architecture) from the American Academy in Rome and left for two years of study in Rome, Italy — an experience that confirmed his switch to sculpture. On returning to the United States, Perry began to concentrate on designing public sculptures, with Continuum outside the National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C., being his most prominent work.

In his later years, Perry diversified into developing chair designs, jewelry, and a number of sculptural puzzles for the Museum of Modern Art and the Smithsonian Institution.

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