Reuben Nakian

Reuben Nakian (born August 10, 1897 in College Point, NY) enjoyed a long and renowned career, maintaining his innovative spirit and creativity over more than seventy years, constantly rethinking and revising his modes of sculptural expression and exploring and mastering new media—marble, clay, plaster, metal, paper, and, in his last years, styrofoam.

Reuben Nakian is a major artist in 20th Century art, his long career touching more of American art history than most artists, living or dead. He died on December 4, 1986 in Stamford, CT at the age of eighty-nine, “one of the most distinguished American sculptors of the 20th Century” (NY Times obituary, 12/5/86).