Male Torso

Male Torso

Charles Parks (1922–2012)

ca. 1970


Sewell C. Biggs bequest; 2004.493

Born in Virginia, Charles Park relocated to Philadelphia and Wilmington after World War II to study art at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the University of Delaware. For many years, he cast his own figural sculptures, and claimed that Male Torso was one of his finest examples. Parks taught at the Delaware Art Museum and the University of Delaware, receiving the Watrous Gold Medal and the Meiselman Prize for Classical Sculpture of the National Sculpture Society.