Documentary on WKU Sculptor Charles Forrester Premieres Thursday

Oct 7, 2020

World renowned sculptor and former WKU Art Professor Charles Forrester is featured in a new documentary chronicling his life and art.
Credit Winifred Forrester

Sculptor Charles Forrester influenced scores of artists in his 25 years of teaching art at Western Kentucky University.  Now, the prolific sculptor is being remembered posthumously in a documentary premiering on WKU Public Television. 

Forrester's daughter Winifred Forrester has spent years curating her father's artwork and says she's eager to share his legacy.

"The old saying about the best musicians are the one's you've never heard, it applies to artists too," stated Forrester. "The best artists are the ones you've never seen their work, and I wanted to bring his work to a wider audience."

The documentary, "A Line Unbroken: The Charles Forrester Story" airs Thursday, Oct. 8 on WKU-PBS, and airs statewide on KET in December. 

A collaborative exhibit of Forrester's work along with protege Russ Faxon is scheduled for next summer at the Joe Downing Museum and Arboretum in Bowling Green.