Anjelica Huston Remembers What Made Robert Graham ‘L.A.’s Sculptor’

Los Angeles

In this episode of A Life Less Ordinary, Academy Award-winning actress Anjelica Huston recounts the life and immeasurable talent of her late husband, sculptor Robert Graham. During his lifetime, Graham was one of the most important public artists in the country – commissioned to create significant sculptural monuments across the United States. His memorials for Joe Louis, Duke Ellington, Franklin D. Roosevelt and others stand not only as celebrations of influential figures, but also as a testament to Graham’s distinctive ability to render truth in bronze. This commitment to truth, to accurately representing observations of the human form, led Huston to fondly recall “you couldn’t be around Bob and not fall for him.” Upon viewing towering public designs like the Olympic Gateway or the Great Bronze Doors of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels it’s easy to see how he earned his place as ‘L.A.’s Sculptor’.

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