On October 25th, Delaware said goodbye to a beloved artist and friend in Charles Parks. Mr. Parks passed on at the age of 90 in Wilmington, Delaware. Just over a year ago, the State of Delaware was honored to accept the generous donation of more than 300 sculptures and personal objects from the famed sculptor’s private studio collection. We thank and celebrate Charles Parks for sharing his art with us and ensuring that Delawareans find beauty and inspiration in his work for generations to come.

Here is just a sampling of Mr. Parks’ large body of work that is now under the care of the State of Delaware:

Also be sure to watch selections from “Charles Parks: Working Artist” on Content Delaware:


Please share any thoughts or memories that you may have about Mr. Parks or his work, some of which can be found in public spaces in the City of Wilmington and across the state and country.