Renowned sculptor Robert Graham dies at 70

December 30th, 2008 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI  

Arnold Schwarzenegger

London, Dec 30 (ANI): Renowned sculptor Robert Graham, whose life size bronze works can be seen across the US, has died aged 70 following prolonged illness.

The legendary artist breath his last at Santa Monica UCLA Medical Centre on Saturday surrounded by family, including wife/actress Angelica Huston.

Graham’’s work included memorial statues of past presidents and jazz greats Charlie Parker and Duke Ellington.

“His work was truly influential and he will forever remain an icon in this state,” the BBC quoted California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as saying in a statement.

He was recently inducted into California Museum’’s Hall of Fame.

Some of his great works include ceremonial gateway to the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, which featured giant bronze torsos and Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, DC. (ANI)

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