Rodger Mack was born on November 8, 1938 Barberton, Ohio. He graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art, and Cranbrook Academy. In 1968 he moved to Syracuse, New York. There he was the head of the Syracuse University sculpture department for 34 years, and was instrumental in the growth and development of the national reputation of the sculpture program. He was the University's first director of the school of art and design (1982-1991).
An artist with an international reputation, he worked in bronze, iron, and stone. He became famous for large-scale bronze and steel sculptures.
Rodger Mack passed away September 16, 2002.