An original DEE J. (D.J.) LAFON (1929-2011) sculpture titled "Runing Man" (sic). Excellent condition. Measures 8-1/2" tall. Wood base is 8" x 4-1/4". Signed and titled on the bottom of the base. Lafon's original sculptures are highly prized and have soared in price since his death in 2011. A great addition to any collection!!
Dee J. (Pete) Lafon (1929-2011) was born in Ogden, Utah on April 23, 1929 to James Martin Lafon and Ruby Hansen Lafon. As a young man, Lafon distinguished himself as a champion swimmer and was making a living as an artist at the age of 18. He was featured by Life Magazine as one of Americas top emerging artists in 1951. He received his B.F.A. (1960) and M.F.A. (1962) in painting and drawing from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. He worked as an illustrator and taught painting and drawing before assuming the chairmanship of the Art Department at East Central University, Ada, OK in 1964. Following his retirement from that position in 1984, he established a studio in Norman
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