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In memory of Charles Hook


Florida State University art professor and internationally known sculptor Charles Hook died March 17 after a two year battle with cancer. He was 59.

On March 6, the Charles Hook Sculpture Garden at 621 Gallery was dedicated in the artist's honor at the Railroad Square Art Park.

Hook's large-scale, abstract metal sculptures can be found around Tallahassee in locations such as Innovation Park, Tallahassee Community College, Premiere gym and St. John's Episcopal Church. He also created works in the United Kingdom and South America.

Hook is survived by his wife, Deborah LaGrasse, and two daughters, Julia Hook and Cayce Hook. He also is survived by one brother, two sisters and his mother, Evelyn Hook, who still lives on the family homestead in Kentucky. A private gathering for friends and family was held March 23 at the Hook home. An exhibition of Hook's work and a memorial iron-pouring is being planned for October in Railroad Square Art Park.