Paul Theodore Granlund, internationally known bronze sculptor and longtime sculptor-in-residence at
Gustavus Adolphus College (1971-1996), died Sept. 15, 2003. He was born Oct. 6, 1925 in Minneapolis.
Granlund received a B.A. from Gustavus Adolphus College, did graduate work at the University of
Minnesota and Cranbrook Academy of Art, where he received his M.F.A. He studied sculpture in Italy
Under both Fulbright and Guggenheim scholarships. He was also chair of the sculpture department at
Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
His figurative bronze sculptures are found in private collections and public installations nationally and internationally. Thirty of Granlund's bronze works accentuate the Gustavus campus. Several of his works are on display in Eau Claire, on the Campus of UWEC, at the Ecumenical Religious Center, and at Mayo Hospital.