Biscuit Run sculptor dies
David Breeden, the soapstone sculptor of Biscuit Run and patriarch of a clan that includes seven offspring, died Tuesday of heart failure at age 68, according to his obituary in the Daily Progress.
Seven of his 89,200 signed, original works adorn Charlottesville and are found in other American cities and in the Caribbean.
Last year, when the 1,365-acre Forest Lodge tract that surrounds his artist-enclave home, Biscuit Run, south of town on Old Lynchburg Road, sold for $46.2 million, Breeden was one of 20-plus heirs to Albemarle's largest land sale to date.
Breeden and his wife Elizabeth have hosted Wednesday night potlucks at Biscuit Run for the past 30 years or more. The last Wednesday night potluck is tonight, and the attire is funky formal.
CORRECTION: The last Wednesday night potluck is September 20. Memorial servces will be held at noon that day at Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church.