Little Rock Artist Commissioned to Sculpt WinRock Bust

LITTLE ROCK, AR - A Little Rock artist once hired by Win Rockefeller to teach his children how to sculpt now faces a more solemn task...creating a sculpture of the late lieutenant governor for Arkansas' capitol.

Kevin Kresse was named today as the artist to sculpt a bust of Rockefeller to be placed outside the lieutenant governor's office sometime next year.  The bust will be the state Capitol's first artistic commemoration of a lieutenant governor who never served as governor.

Rockefeller died in 2006 of a blood disorder at the age of 57.

Kresse says he remembers Rockefeller's charm and lack of pretentiousness.

The bust is being paid for with $30,000 in private donations.

Rockefeller was the son of Winthrop Rockefeller, who served as the state's governor from 1967 to 1971, and was the great-grandson of Standard Oil founder John D. Rockefeller.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)