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|Celebrities from Kansas City: Tom Corbin|
The transition from a business executive to a sculptor doesn’t appear to be a seamless one, but Corbin made the switch like a pro. Although he dabbles in myriad artistic endeavors, such as furniture, lighting and even candlesticks, Corbin is most known for his way with bronze. Sophisticated forms of animals, graceful women and mannequins are just a few pieces he has fashioned in his studio on Southwest Boulevard. Corbin’s collectors roster looks like an Oscar guest list, with Tom Hanks, Nicole Kidman and Jack Nicholson following his work. If he ever finds himself in Singapore, England or Hawaii, Corbin will see his handiwork in world headquarters, modern-day castles and luxurious hotels.
When it comes to stylish men Kansas City can boast a dazzling array of local talent. Champion golfer Tom Watson, NFL star Brandon Flowers and racing driver and political activist Scott Tucker fly the flag in the sports world. Interior designer Hal Swanson, sculptor Tom Corbin and photographer Greg Gorman are much renowned in the arts and design industry. When it comes to stylish actors KC is simply brimming. Brad Pitt, Ed Asner, Chris Cooper, Tuc Watkins and rising star Paul Rudd all come from the KC area. International jazz man Bobby Watson not only shares the same surname as golfer Tom, but also calls KC home.