The son of a barber and a librarian, Chicago's internationally acclaimed sculptor Richard Hunt turns 80 in 2015. We'll preview two new art shows opening in his honor, one at the Chicago Cultural Center, running from Dec. 6 2014 through March 8, 2015, and another at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, running from Dec. 18, 2014 through May 17, 2015. We'll also visit some of his Chicago works, including Flight Forms at Midway Airport and find out from curators what makes his work famous throughout the world.
View a timeline of Richard Hunt's career.
View a slideshow of Hunt's sculptures.
-- All photos courtesy of the artist