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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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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....

Holiday Gift Ideas

“Thinking about our world status as of 2020, I hope these works represent reaching out with benevolence, compassion and empathy when humanity’s desire for peace and hope are palpable. Prior to the shutdown in March, I had sculpted a simple “XO” as I’ve been interested in the combination of shapes and symbolism for some time....

IN Kansas City Magazine Article

Tom Corbin: The Sculptor and Painter Answers Four Questions

Introducing Our New Book!

We are so happy to finally announce the release of our second coffee table art book, Tom Corbin Continued, featuring Tom’s newest works. Links to purchase a signed copy follow the blurb below. We hope you enjoy! Tom Corbin Continued The Tom Corbin first chronicled in The Inevitable Artist continues to be disciplined, down to...

Social Still Life

Infused with vitality, these still objects take on a life of their own in a bronze installation of a woman’s purse and heels. A snapshot in time captures these articles just as the owner left them, leaving us to wonder where they were or where are they going? Social Still Life is the first sculpture by...

Corbin Bronze Update, 3/24/20

Dear Corbin Representatives, Collectors, Friends and Family, The Corbin Bronze Studio is temporarily closed beginning March 24th for 30 days to comply with Kansas City’s mandate to “Stay at Home” to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 in our community. While we are away from the office physically, we are working from home full-time to support your...

The Deep End

Corbin's expands on the Environments Series with his first tri-figure sculpture. In The Deep End, a moment is captured as a female figure is ready to commence her entry into the pool. The works in the Environments Series place the figure(s) within a setting to deliver a fuller story, giving the figure a purpose and...

Aurora VII

Introducing Tom’s newest sculpture in his signature Aurora series, Aurora VII. In this timeless pose, the figure releasing a dove speaks both aesthetically and symbolically of hope, grace and peace.

Tom Corbin Selected To Sculpt Harry S. Truman

Corbin Bronze is proud to announce that the Truman Library Institute has awarded Tom Corbin the commission to sculpt a bronze monument of President Harry S. Truman. Installation will take place at the U.S. Capitol in the National Statuary Hall Collection, Washington D.C. Please enjoy the article below by Laura Spencer at KCUR, Kansas City's...

Girl with Apple II Tall

Announcing Girl with Apple II Tall, the latest piece from Corbin’s sculpture studio. A part of the “Giving Female” series, Tom sees this reflective figure as both benevolent and highly symbolic.  From a historical perspective, apples have been connotative of knowledge, temptation, love, immortality and femininity. What does this figure signify to you? Girl with Apple...

435 Magazine Article

Breaking the Mold: Kansas City Artist Tom Corbin Artist and sculptor Tom Corbin’s creative passion is ever changing. BY KELSIE SCHRADER PHOTOS PROVIDED BY THE CORBIN BRONZE TEAM Nothing about Tom Corbin’s sculpting career is ordinary. He was a full-time ad man before a chance encounter led him to bronze sculpting. His work strays from...

Better KC Interview

Tom was recently interviewed by host Bill Hurrelbrink on KCTV 5 CBS Kansas City.  “From corporate America to becoming a unique artist: Meet Tom Corbin. You might drive by his work every day on your commute and not even know it. Bill talked with Tom Corbin about his business and how he started it.”

KC Live Appearance

Tom was a guest on Kansas City Live with hosts Crystle Lampitt  and Kelly Nyberg on KSHB 41 NBC Kansas City.  “Sculptor and Painter Tom Corbin is a staple in the art community. He joins us to discuss his new Corbin Bronze installations throughout the city, his new artwork and the inspiration behind his work.”  

Introducing Rings: Vela and Corvus

Corbin’s Ring collection is growing! Vela and Corvus were designed to simultaneously have a larger physical footprint and also have greater visual presence, creating dynamic tension on a table surface. Vela sparkles brightly in our new finish offering for Rings in “polished bronze”. Both pieces have at least two positions to rotate for an entirely different aesthetic  Vela Edition 60...

NPR, KCUR Article

Why One Kansas City Artist Feels Most Productive In A 100-Year-Old Fire Station By JULIE DENESHA • AUG 20, 2018 Tom Corbin sculpts a bas-relief in his studio, a converted firehouse in Rosedale, Kansas. JULIE DENESHA / KCUR 89.3FM Sculptor Tom Corbin might be best known in Kansas City for the Firefighter’s Memorial sculpture and fountain on West 31st St., but more...
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