In Memoriam: Robert M. Engman, Sculptor

RIP Sculptor Robert M. Engman

Robert M Engman, sculptor

Sculptor and art professor, Robert M. Engman passed away on July 4, 2018. He was 91.

Known mostly for his massive sculptures, in recent years he turned his attention to table-top size works.

His best known piece is titled Triune. It’s 20 feet of blue bronze is installed in front of Philadelphia’s City Hall.

Triune sculpture by Robert M Engman

Triune is the biggest thing I’ve ever done,” Mr. Engman told the Inquirer then. “It’s the first of its kind and the last. You pay a price. If you want to grow your reputation, you must continue to do these things. They take so much time, you say, ‘I have to start a factory.’ But I never had a team of people who worked for me. I created things by myself.”

A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 14, at Old Haverford Friends Meeting, 235 E. Eagle Rd., Havertown. Burial will be private.

Contributions in his name may be made to Main Line Health Home Care & Hospice, 240 Radnor Chester Rd., Suite 100, Radnor, Pa. 19087.

Our condolences to Mr. Engman’s wife, son, 4 daughters and his extended family.

You can read his complete obituary on

Photos courtesy of the sculptor’s family