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Sculptor Stewart Luckman recovering from injuries sustained in accident

Stewart Luckman ... recovering from injuries sustained in sculpture accident.  - Marita Holdaway / Benham Fine Arts
Stewart Luckman ... recovering from injuries sustained in sculpture accident.
— image credit: Marita Holdaway / Benham Fine Arts

Noted sculptor and art educator Stewart Luckman is expected to check in to Life Care Center of the San Juan Islands for rehabilitation Oct. 13, four days after being injured when a large steel sculpture toppled on top of him at his Portland Fair home.

According to Wendy Smith of the San Juan Islands Museum of Art, Luckman and another person were moving the sculpture on his property outside when it lost balance and fell on him. The accident broke his shoulder blade, pelvis, and six ribs. He underwent hip surgery at St. Joseph Hospital in Bellingham. Cards and well-wishes can be sent to him at Life Care Center, 660 Spring St., Friday Harbor 98250.

Luckman and his wife, Marilyn, moved to San Juan Island in 2001. He founded the sculpture program at Bethel University, St. Paul, Minn., and is best known for abstract works in metal. His public major pieces include “Starr Wyndere,” City Hall, Wyoming, Mich.; “Ballyviktor,” Hope College, Holland, Mich.; and “Rokker V,” University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.

Luckman and his wife, Marilyn, former principal of Friday Harbor High School, were involved in the effort to merge the Visual Arts Museum of San Juan County and the Island Museum of Art, creating the San Juan Islands Museum of Art and Sculpture Park. Both have also been involved in art education in local schools.

Luckman works in his home studio, a venue for large-scale outdoor sculpture, major marble pieces, recent commissions, proposals and maquettes, and new marble works in progress.

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