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Sculpture by Tony Falcone
Tony Falcone in his Studio in Prospect, CT, sculpting a portrait bust in clay of
Otto Graham in preparation for its fabrication in bronze utilizing the lost wax
process. The sculpture was commissioned by the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Class of
1964, as its 50th Reunion gift to the Academy.
The making of a bronze bust:
This video documents the design, artistry and fabrication that went into Tony's bust of
United States Coast Guard Academy athlete, coach, and athletic director, Otto Graham.
Unveiling and presentation of the bronze portrait bust of Otto Graham, NFL Hall of Fame Inductee, sculpted by
Tony Falcone. The sculpture was presented to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy by the USCGA
Class of '64 as its Class Gift on the occasion of its 50th Reunion during Homecoming,
October 2014, in New London, CT. Pictured receiving the sculpture is RADM Sandra Stosz,
Superintendent of the US Coast Guard Academy.
Bronze Portrait bust of Otto Graham by Tony Falcone, displayed on a custom-built
Pennsylvania cherry pedestal in Roland Hall at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in
New London, CT. The sculpture will eventually be relocated to the Otto Graham
Hall of Athletic Excellence within Billard Hall at the Academy where it will serve
as the focal point in a sports facility dedicated to USCG varsity sports, its legends
and its leaders. NFL Hall of Fame legend, Otto Graham, was recruited by the Academy to
join its staff as athletic director and coach of its football team; subsequently the
USCG team rose to a undefeated position under Graham's leadership.