Town receives $25,000 sculpture donation

A sculpture by Gifford Proctor, an internationally renowned artist with works in government buildings throughout the country, will soon grace Wilton.
According to a brief report from First Selectman Bill Brennan on Monday, the Keiser and Proctor families have made a donation of a sculpture to the town valued at $25,000.
“I’m talking a little bit about this, but not in much detail,” he said. “We’ll have a press conference on May 11 at 11 a.m. to really announce in more detail the plans regarding this sculpture and to thank the Proctor and Keiser families for their gift.”
The press conference will be at town hall and is open to the public, Brennan said.
According to the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gifford Proctor was born in 1912 and was apprenticed to his father Alexander Phimister Proctor. He studied at Yale and was a fellow at the American Academy in Rome.
He has works exhibited at government buildings in Louisiana, Montana, Oregon and Washington state.