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China Sculpture Exhibition, 2016-17

5th Wuhu Liu Kaiqu Award International Sculpture Exhibition

Illinois Artist, Michael Dunbar’s sculpture, Iron Mountain, was selected for the “Special Honor Award” in 2016 at the, 5th China, Wuhu Liu Kaiqu Award International Sculpture Exhibition.


Organized by the China Sculpture Institute, Dunbar was one of two American sculptors invited to join the 35 international sculptors participating in this year’s exhibition.


The massive sculpture stands 15 ft. tall by 20 ft. long by 14 ft. wide, is fabricated in Cor-ten steel and weighs 6 tons. Inspired by the purity of design of the powerful machinery employed to alter the terrain and harvest the bounty of earth, Iron Mountain is one of the largest in this year’s exhibition and will remain on permanent display at the Wuhu Sculpture Park in Wuhu, China.


Michael Dunbar has maintained an active career as a sculptor for over four decades. He has produced a commanding body of more than 40 works of large-scale outdoor sculpture for private collections and for the grounds of universities, sculpture parks, and public plazas throughout the country.


Listed in Who’s Who in American Art, Dunbar has been the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and Illinois Arts Council grants and awards. Michael Dunbar lives and works in Springfield, Illinois.

Press Release by: Katherine Hu, China Sculpture Institute

Michael Dunbar - Orbits of Isaac at the 5th Wuhu Liu Kaiqu Award International Sculpture Exhibition in China

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