Friends and family are mourning Tuesday’s sudden death of the sculptor who created the fan-funded Harry Kalas statue at Citizens Bank Park.
Eugene Perry knows first-hand about struggle. At the age of 10, he migrated to the United States shortly before the Liberian Civil War. Almost 25 years later, in his own studio in Port Richmond, Perry depicts the battles he endured in life through metal sculpting.
The seven-and-a-half foot bronze statue of Harry Kalas leaning on a bat was commissioned not by the Phillies, but by fans who wanted a lasting tribute to “Harry the K.”