Charles Huntington

Charles Huntington was born in 1925 in Niagara, Wisconsin, as an American Indian of Ojibwe decent. He moved to the twin cities as a small child. After serving as a steam engineer in World War II, he became an automotive repair technician. At this point he began creating sculpture from found car parts. In 1959 he left the automotive industry. He enrolled at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD), studying metal casting under Paul Granlund. Huntington created large-scale sculptures usually in steel that are available for view in public spaces. He would often utilize symbols of infinity, helixes and lemniscates. Huntington’s forms of geometric abstractions engage one physically and metaphysically in balanced forms that often utilize reflexive relationships of cause and effect. In reflection of his early career change to art, Charles Huntington stated “I don’t believe I make sculpture, I believe sculpture made me.”