My goal was to create a design in dialogue with the magnificent and historically important site that is Philadelphia’s City Hall. I wanted to immerse viewers in a visual drama that celebrates a great man of unquestioned courage and service, whose young life was lost in defense of one of our most precious rights — the right to vote.
— Branly Cadet, 2014

Branly Cadet is an American artist trained in the classical tradition of both figurative and portrait sculpture.

Cadet began studying sculpture at Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art and Planning. After graduation, he continued his studies at New York Academy of Art’s Graduate School of Figurative Art, the Arts Student League of New York, and in France at the Vaugel Sculpture Studio and L'Ecole Albert Defois. Soon after, Cadet won the prestigious James Wilbur Johnston National Figure Sculpture Competition and began teaching sculpture. 

Born in New York City, he is a descendant of Haitian metal artist Georges Liautaud, whose exploration of iconography has influenced Cadet's own work. Among his public commissions are the Booth Theatre Historic Site Medallion: William Shakespeare at The Caroline, New York City; Higher Ground: The Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Memorial at the State of New York Office Building, New York City, and Stealing Home: The Point of No Return, Dodgers Stadium, Los Angeles, celebrating the life of Major League baseball trailblazer Jackie Robinson. 

Cadet now divides his time between his residence in Oakland, CA, and New York City, where, along with creating his own art, he accepts small and large scale sculpture commissions. Excellence that will stand the test of time is what he strives for in his creations.