Rochester Minnesota Artist
Charles Eugene Gagnon (1934 - 2012)
Vintage Charles Eugene Gagnon 1960's bronze American abstract woman art sculpture is in Excellent Condition. This is an Estate item
and we are selling this from there estate. Signed Charles Eugene Gagnon (c)1969 on the side of the bronze sculpture. Very heavy in weight. Oct. 1999 this bronze art sculpture was appraised for $17,000.
Comes with the appraisal valuation completed in 1999 by Charles Gagnon himself.
Biography of Artist Charles Eugene Gagnon:
Charles Gagnon is a master sculptor. Originally from Minneapolis, with a Master's degree from the University Of Minnesota. During the 1950's to 1960's his studies & training in the fine arts took him clear to France & Italy, where he was trained by the Master Sculptures, including Jacques Lipschiltz. After completing his art studies he then moved to Rochester, MN. Like his mentors in France & Italy, Charles uses the Original "Lost Wax" method for creating his art
works. He creates his amazing sculptures in a wooded home setting in Rochester, then he has his works go through the Bronze process in a long time art foundry in NY City. All of his works are
Originals as the molds used in the foundry are broken right after the originals are made. Gagnon has been producing his originals for
over 40 plus years. His artworks have been purchased by collectors all around the world.
ROCHESTER, MN: Charles E. “Chuck” Gagnon, 78, of Rochester MN., died Saturday, April 28, 2012 at his residence.
Charles Eugene Gagnon was born February 24, 1934 in Minneapolis, MN to Eugene and Inez (Wood) Gagnon. Chuck married his best friend, Arlyn Wind on November 21, 1964 in Rochester, MN.
Chuck’s legacy of beautiful inspiring bronze sculptures will always speak of love, hope and peace to present and future generations.
He was a humble Renaissance man, who loved to work in his studio creating unique bronze figurative sculptures that would inspire all
people and make the world more beautiful.
He created the Peace Fountain that is located in downtown Rochester MN. Internationally known artist, whose works since the 1960’s have appeared in the Vatican’s art collection. His bronze sculptures have drawn recognition from the Smithsonian Institution and the United Nations Educational, Scientific Cultural
Organizations. The Peace Fountain that he created in 1989 was his proudest achievement. I like to think of it as an extremely important
sculpture, one of the most significant I've created," he said in an interview a few years ago. "This is beyond my expectations. I think
it's a more wonderful experience now."
Gagnon has other works in Rochester. Among them:
• "Saint Francis and the Birds" at Saint Marys Hospital. A smaller version of the sculpture is located at Assisi Heights.
• A portrait sculpture of Conrad Hilton at Mayo Clinic's Hilton
• "Crucifixion" at Zumbro Lutheran Church.