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KC Studio Article: Truman Returns to Washington

Arts News: Truman Returns to Washington By Bryan F. Le Beau, July 12, 2021  Marking the 75th anniversary of Harry Truman’s ascendency to the presidency and coinciding with the much-anticipated grand opening of the redesign of the Truman Library and Museum (both delayed a bit by the pandemic), Harry Truman will soon be joining several of his fellow presidents in...

Interview with Steve Kraske on KCUR: Up To Date

Tom Corbin is the Kansas City sculptor behind the Roo statue recently unveiled on the University of Missouri – Kansas City campus. In addition to that kangaroo, Corbin just finished work on a bronze life-size statue of President Harry S. Truman that will eventually find its home in Washington, D.C. The artist, whose work have been collected by celebrities like...

Roo Sculpture Article: UMKC Today

Roo Sculpture by Artist Tom Corbin Settles Into New Home Story by: Patricia O’Dell, odellpa@umkc.edu Published: Apr 26, 2021 Students, faculty and staff welcome new Roo to campus UMKC students, faculty and staff welcomed the newest UMKC Roo to campus in the first public event since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mahreen Ansari, UMKC Student Government Association president, introduced the...

Truman Video

Truman Sculpture Video Tom Corbin was selected by Truman Library Institute in 2018 to produce a monumental bronze sculpture of President Harry Truman for the Statuary Hall Collection at the U.S. Capitol. Please enjoy this video produced by the Truman Library Institute showing the current status of this exciting project. Truman Library Institute 75 years after ascending to the presidency,...

Fusions of “Rings” and “Links”

Ovals, squares, circles and rectangles are woven together to create these four new unique designs in bronze by Tom Corbin. Ara and Lyra are smaller in scale, perfect for a bookcase, mantel, atop a stack of books or anywhere needing a pop of artful interest. Carina and Hydra are larger, ranging from 36″ and 44″ in length, designed for dining...

Introducing Boomerangs

Energetic and edgy, Tom Corbin’s Boomerang Columns are exciting from all vantages. These three contemporary sculptural designs exhibit movement and dynamic character and they work well solo or in a grouping. The Boomerang Series ranges in height from 75″H to 86″H. Boomerang Column I Edition 60 86.75”H, 16”D, 16”W Bronze, black/brown patina Boomerang Column II Edition 60 78.5”H, 16”D, 16”W...

KCUR: President Harry S. Truman Returns To Washington, D.C., As A Bronze Statue Ready To Shake Your Hand

KCUR | By Laura Spencer Published March 25, 2021 at 1:23 PM CDT Each state gets to honor two citizens with statues in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. In 2022, one ofMissouri’s contributions will be a statue of President Harry S. Truman. Artist and sculptor Tom Corbin on Thursday stood in his Kansas City, Kansas, studio, next to a clay bust...

Kansas City, Kansas artist chosen for U.S. Capitol statue of Harry Truman

Fox 4 News by: Matt Stewart, Travis Meier Posted: Mar 30, 2021 / 07:16 AM CDT / Updated: Mar 30, 2021 / 08:11 AM CDT KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A local artist is putting the finishing touches on a new statue that will soon stand inside the U.S. Capitol building. It honors former President Harry Truman. Kansas City, Kansas-based sculptor Tom Corbin has spent the...

Artist talks about Harry Truman sculpture that will be displayed at US Capitol

KMBC 9 News ABC Mar 25, 2021 Kelly Eckerman KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After 75 years, former president Harry Truman is headed back to Washington. A statue of Truman will go on display at the U.S. Capitol. A local artist is putting the finishing touches on the sculpture that could put the Independence native back in the national spotlight.

Introducing New Works

An ode to nature lovers and our beloved pollinators alike, Bee Scene features a stylized honeycomb motif with a perched honey bee. All in bronze, this contemporary screen sculpture serves as a reminder to protect our environment, now and forever. Bee Study is the monumental polished bronze bee shown in Bee Scene. This special pollinator is available to purchase sans hive and/or with an added limestone base to...

Published Article from Startland News

Tom Corbin Continued: Famed KC sculptor shapes decades of creativity into a work of art By: Whitney Burke   November 25, 2020 Click here to read on Startland News website Tom Corbin, Corbin Bronze Like many in the entrepreneur community, nationally renowned sculptor and painter Tom Corbin didn’t truly embrace his calling until hitting a wall at his uninspiring day job. “I...
Simply KC

Published Article from SIMPLYkc Magazine

Molding a Life’s Passion: Tom Corbin Continued Written by Shannon E. Roesgen. Photos provided by Tom Corbin. Tom Corbin is a self-taught sculptor, painter, and furniture designer who embraces a “planned accident” philosophy when creating his works of art. In fact, one might say Corbin’s entire career as an artist has been a planned accident. Born in Dayton, Ohio, in...