Jim Brothers

9:29 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Remembering The Kansas Citians We Lost In 2013

Longtime Kansas City journalist and KCUR talk show host, Walt Bodine, died this year at the age of 92.
Credit KCUR

As 2013 comes to a close, we remember some of the local public figures who died this year. This list is by no means exhaustive, but recognizes some of the most prominent people who were lost in the philanthropic, arts and media communities of the Kansas City region.

As always, share your comments (or additions to the list) below.

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Visual Arts
11:00 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Kansas Sculptor Jim Brothers Dies At 72

Jim Brothers' bronze sculpture called 'Citizen Soldier,' at the VFW national headquarters, 34th and Broadway, Kansas City, Mo.
Credit Courtesy of Leopold Gallery, Kansas City, Mo.

Lawrence-based sculptor Jim Brothers died on Tuesday after a battle with cancer. He was 72.

Brothers grew up in Eureka, Kan., a small town in the Flint Hills. He told the Lawrence Journal-World in 2004 that when he was growing up, art was not viewed as practical and he was "the only kid in that little school who drew."

An aunt encouraged Brothers to follow his passion; he attended Phillips University in Enid, Okla. and earned a bachelor's degree in fine arts.

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