Delaware remembers renowned sculptor Charles Parks

A memorial service honoring Parks will be held Saturday, December 1 at 2 p.m. at the Wilmington Riverfront.

The work of Charles Parks dots the landscape throughout Wilmington and beyond.  From a massive sculpture of the Virgin  Mary that can be seen by thousand of drivers passing through Delaware on I-295 to a heart wrenching portrayal of two Vietnam soldiers that stands in Wilmington’s Brandywine Park, Parks had an incredible ability to capture the human form in steel and bronze.  

Parks died on October 25 at the age of 90.  He was well known for creating monumental sculptures of both historic and religious figures.  

A foundation has been created to preserve the legacy of Parks’ work in the Brandywine Valley.  The Charles Parks Foundation hopes to eventually create a permanent exhibit of his work.  Tax-deductible contributions can be made sent to the Charles Parks Foundation Fund c/o Delaware Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1636, Wilmington, DE 19899.

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