Ken Shutt

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Coconuts by Ken Shutt, 1972, watercolor, Waialae Country Club

Ken Shutt (1928-April 2, 2010) was an American sculptor and watercolorist who was born in Long Beach, California.[1] He graduated from Pasadena City College, the Art Center College of Design and the Chouinard Art Institute. He moved to Hawaii in 1963, and lived there until 1995.[2] He returned to California in 1995, to be near his foundry, when he was commissioned to create a bronze sculpture for the entrance of Sea Life Park Hawaii.[3] He died 2010, at age 81, in Atascadero, California.[4]

His best known paintings are watercolors of Hawaii's flora (see image). His sculptures often combine such diverse materials as resin, wood, terrazzo, bronze, and granite.[5] The Honolulu Museum of Art and the Hawaii State Art Museum are among the public collections holding work by Ken Shutt. His sculptures in public places include:[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2010/Apr/20/ln/hawaii4200332.html
  2. ^ Radford, Georgia and Warren Radford, "Sculpture in the Sun, Hawaii's Art for Open Spaces", University of Hawaii Press, 1978, 76-77, 96.
  3. ^ Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Sculptor's works grace many isles' public spaces, May 17, 2010
  4. ^ Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Sculptor's works grace many isles' public spaces, May 17, 2010
  5. ^ Radford, Georgia and Warren Radford, "Sculpture in the Sun, Hawaii's Art for Open Spaces", University of Hawaii Press, 1978, 76-77, 96.
  6. ^ Ken Shutt in the Art Inventories Catalog of the Smithsonian American Art Museum